For the next time in as lots of years, Volkswagen will display a strategy unibody way of life pickup at the New York car demonstrate exclusively aimed at measuring client reaction to a bedded vehicle from the German brand.
The Tarok concept unibody pickup was 1st shown final calendar year in Brazil and a edition is envisioned to go into output in South The us in coming several years. There are no programs now to import a variation of the Tarok to the United States, where it would be issue to a 25 p.c tariff.
Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. say that a pickup is one particular of the primary solutions missing from the brand’s lineup.
Built on Volkswagen’s functional MQB system, which also undergirds the Atlas crossover, the Tarok idea is just beneath 5 inches shorter than the 3-row Atlas at 193.5 inches. On the other hand, a folding rear wall in the taxi allows the Tarok’s 4-foot rear mattress to prolong a different 26 inches. Drop the tailgate, and the Tarok’s load mattress can extend to above 8 ft very long. Volkswagen states the Tarok’s rear seat folds forward and the cabin interior can be sealed against dampness when the rear cabin wall is folded down.
The truck, run by a turbocharged 1.4-liter, 147-hp I-4 engine mated to a 6-velocity automatic transmission, has entire-time all-wheel travel with a rotary knob in the center console that lets the driver to vary the pickup’s effectiveness centered on terrain.
Inside of the cabin, the South American concept pickup capabilities a 9.2-inch touch display infotainment program and Volkswagen’s configurable digital cockpit instrument cluster.
At the 2018 New York auto demonstrate, Volkswagen confirmed an Atlas-based mostly unibody principle life-style pickup it identified as the Tanoak, which showcased a sliding bar that authorized a person to extra quickly have roof-mounted accessories, this kind of as kayaks.