Volkswagen's 'anti-Fiat Toro' small pickup to be called the VW Tarok?

31/10/2018 - 12:48 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Volkswagen will take the wraps off an all-new pickup concept at the 2018 Sao Paulo Auto Show on 6 November. The company says that this model is positioned below the Amarok.

Vw Tarok Concept Teaser
The new VW pickup concept is just a few minor tweaks away from being road-ready.

A report from Auto Esporte says that the upcoming VW pickup concept is called ‘VW Tarok’. While the VW Amarok sits on a ladder-frame chassis, the VW Tarok is based on the monocoque MQB platform. The company says that the pickup concept is just a few minor tweaks away from being road-ready.

The VW Tarok concept combines urban SUV style elements with the DNA of a pickup. The urban-oriented pickup’s main highlight is “multivariable loading area”. Thanks to the folding rear panel, it is possible to significantly extend the loading area in just a couple of simple steps.

Volkswagen hasn’t released the pickup's specifications yet, but does say that it has an all-wheel-drive system. Brazil is the primary target market, but other markets also may get it.

VW Amarok Aventura Exclusive front three quarters at IAA 2017
The new dual-cab small pickup will slot between the VW Saveiro and VW Amarok in Brazil.

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The VW Tarok will slot between the VW Saveiro and Amarok in Brazil. It could employ a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine or a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. A diesel option is not planned. The new pickup from the German automaker will compete with the Fiat Toro and the Renault Duster Oroch.

[Source 1: Volkswagen]
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