The all-wheel drive pick-up truck combines the progressive features of the latest SUVs with the versatility of a five-metre pick-up. Its innovative new features include a large variable loading area, which can be extended, thanks to the folding rear panel in the four-door double cab.
As a result, drivers can also use the back of the cab to transport extra-long items. At the same time, the maximum load is correspondingly high at around one tonne.
The interior indicates a new way forward for Volkswagen in the pick-up segment, with its eye-catching elements that include a colour-keyed crossbar in Cypress Metallic that stretches across the entire dash panel. This crossbar 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.
The Tarok Concept is powered by a 1.4-litre 148hp 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 also combined with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
The concept vehicle will soon become the production Tarok in Brazil with barely any changes save for the engine. The future series model will start out with a 2.0-litre turbo diesel direct injection (TDI) TSI engine that also delivers 148hp.
Volkswagen has hinted that the new model may be sold in other global markets.
(Video commentary in Portuguese)