Volkswagen is set to unveil the Tarok Concept to the world at the São Paulo International Motor Show (6 to 18 November)1. The all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the progressive features of the latest generation of digitally networked SUVs with the versatility of a cleverly designed five-metre pick-up. The Tarok Concept is able to carry items up to 1.86 metres in length. This is a best-in-segment score, achieved through the use of a new solution which allows the loading area to be extended via the foldable rear panel in the spacious four-door double cab. As with the technical layout, the Tarok Concept has been designed from scratch down to the very last millimetre. Klaus Bischoff, Chief 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 look.” Bischoff continues: “The Tarok’s DNA adds an exhilarating dynamic to the segment.”
Initial launch planned for Brazil
It is certain that Volkswagen will soon be offering a series version of the Tarok Concept on the Brazilian market, with barely any changes. The lifestyle-oriented pick-up also has the potential to enhance the Volkswagen model range in other markets around the world.
MQB conquers pick-ups
Following on from the Atlas Tanoak, which was presented in New York in March 2018, the Tarok Concept is now the second concept pick-up based on the Modular Transverse Matrix platform (MQB). Both pick-ups combine an unusually good use of space. This is a structural feature attributable to the MQB. The axles are positioned much further out, creating an especially long wheelbase, an optimum package and crisp, short overhangs.