Volkswagen Tarok Concept previews next-gen pickup

Concept Cars 15 Nov 2018
Volkswagen Tarok Concept previews next-gen pickup

At the São Paulo Motor Show Volkswagen has presented the Tarok Concept, a near-production pick-up study featuring a variable loading area.





Volkswagen Tarok Concept

The all-wheel drive, five-meter pick-up combines practical features with advanced connectivity. Among the distinctive features is large variable loading area, which can be extended thanks to the folding rear panel in the four-door double cab.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept Variable Loading Area

The floor space can be extended by opening the tailgate or using the brand new mechanism that allows the bottom of the passenger cab rear panel to be folded down.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept

The goal of the design team was to merge practicality with a lifestyle-oriented design. Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at the Volkswagen brand, explains: “With its striking Targa-inspired roof bar, charismatic front end, three-dimensional LED lighting strip in the rear, and powerful yet stylish side panels, the Tarok Concept’s expressive design makes it the first pick-up to combine the stylistic elements of an urban SUV with an authentic off-road design.”

Volkswagen Tarok Concept Interior Design

The interior indicates a new way forward for Volkswagen in the pick-up segment, with its primarily digital design.

The main design elements include a color-keyed crossbar in Cypress Metallic that stretches across the entire dash panel and surrounds a glass-covered Infotainment system, digital air conditioning controls and a Digital Cockpit, which together form the main cockpit elements with all displays and controls on a single visual and operational axis.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept Loading Area

The Tarok Concept is powered by a 1.4-liter 110 kW / 150 PS four-cylinder TSI engine, which can be driven in Brazil as a TotalFlex Fuel Unit both with pure ethanol (E100) as well as a gasoline-ethanol blend (E22). The TSI engine in the Tarok Concept is coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept Chassis Technical Illustration

Volkswagen will soon be offering a series version of the Tarok Concept on the market in Brazil, with barely any changes.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept Design Sketch Render

The avant-garde pick-up also has the potential to boost Volkswagen’s model range in other global markets. The future series model will start out with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel direct injection (TDI) TSI engine that also delivers 110 kW / 150 PS.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept at Sao Paulo 2018 Show

Volkswagen Tarok Concept at Sao Paulo 2018 Show

(Source: Volkswagen)

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