The first design element that draws the eye in the silhouette is the striking C-pillar designed in the style of a Targa frame. The aluminium frame extends from one side of the vehicle to the other, covering the Tarok Concept’s variable rear panel. From a visual perspective, this provides a strikingly bright element in an otherwise black roof area. The part of the bodywork finished in “Cypress Metallic” follows on from the window line. The main feature here is a tornado line designed as a sharp undercut that passes above the door handles from the chrome frame of the headlights to the LED lights on display at the rear. A powerful shoulder section emerges above the tornado line. The exterior mirror housing features an aluminium look in this section. An inlet that reaches to the side sills creates a convex curve in the expressive door areas. The refraction created by this makes the side panel look exceptionally muscular. The wheel arches, designed in a slightly oval manner as opposed to circular, sit above the 16-inch alloys rims. They are fitted with 235/70 tyres, which provide reliable traction both in the city and on the way to the beach.
Functional design characteristics of the side panel
With the C-pillar designed in the style of a Targa frame, Volkswagen has used a new design element linking the passenger area and the loading area in a particularly elegant, sporty manner. Appearing visually as though they are a continuation of the A-pillar, the roof rails reach to the C-pillar from the side and draw the eye along the vehicle. The roof rails combine sporty elegance with the solid ability to carry large roof loads. Details such as the side sills and lower bumper elements are all produced from robust black plastic and thereby also designed for offroad use. The same applies to the aluminium applications on the sills, providing protection for the bodywork.