Volkswagen Tarok concept: baby double-cab bakkie revealed!

Lloyd Doyle
November 7, 2018

The Volkswagen Tarok concept has been unveiled on the first day of the Sao Paolo motor show, previewing a compact, production-ready dual-cab ute.

The all-wheel-drive pick-up rides on the VW Group's MQB platform, measures around five metres long (for context, the Amarok is 5 254 mm in length) and has a maximum load of "around one tonne". As with the technical layout, the Tarok Concept has been designed from scratch down to the very last millimetre. The floor space can be lengthened by opening the tailgate or using a mechanism that allows the bottom of the passenger cab rear panel to be folded down (you essentially temporarily sacrifice the rear seats). Other exterior styling elements include a front end inspired by the Atlas Tanoak, sunroof, LED lighting, roof bar and sculpted sides.

José Carlos Pavone, Head of Design Volkswagen do Brasil, revealed the pick-up concept.


While there is no news of the Volkswagen Tarok making it our shores, we think it could be VW's contender in the steadily growing lifestyle pickup segment in India that's now dominated by the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.

Inside, the Tarok has a customisable digital instrumentation screen, a high-resolution infotainment system, and colour-coded dashboard and door trim accents. The TSI engine in the Tarok Concept is also combined with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. VW confirms it by saying it "will soon be offering a series version of the Tarok Concept on the market in Brazil, with barely any changes". When it enters production, a 2.0 litre TDI engine will be added, delivering 150 PS as well.

That seems to be a real possibility, as the press release says "the avant-garde pick-up also has the potential to boost Volkswagen's model range in other global markets".

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