Volkswagen patented Tiguan pickupJanuary 19, 2020
The appearance of the 5-door Tarok pickup was patented in Brazil, the day before the corresponding document was published on the web portal of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).
Judging by the widespread images, the upcoming production model almost completely repeats the design of the prototype of 2018. According to the South American press, the appearance of the patent indicates the imminent debut of the Volkswagen Tarok pickup.
Currently, it is known that the new model will be built on the MQB platform, which underlies the Tiguan Allspace crossover. The distance between the axles is 2990 mm, the length is 4910 mm, the width is 1830 mm, and the height is 1670 mm. The declared length of the loading platform is 1206 mm, width – 1090 mm, and height – 600 mm. Tarok pickup will have a load capacity of 1000 kg.
The manufacturer promises to use a special scheme for transporting long meters in the mass version of the model. It lies in the fact that the rear wall of the cab will recline into the cabin and form a flat floor with the body area. In this position, the platform length will increase from 1206 to 1861 mm. And if the tailgate is also folded down, then a cargo having a length of 2775 mm can be placed in the body.
As for the technical part, not much is known so far. The concept car was equipped with a 1.4-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 150 hp, an all-wheel drive 4Motion system and a 6-speed automatic transmission. But the serial variation may appear with a two-liter diesel turbo engine of the same return, and for initial configurations Volkswagen can offer a manual transmission and front-wheel drive system.
According to assumptions, the production of Volkswagen Tarok will be established either in Brazil or in Argentina, and its debut may take place in November this year at the auto show in Sao Paulo. In this case, the new model will enter the market in 2021.
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