Volkswagen showed compact pickupNovember 7, 2018
Volkswagen introduced a conceptual compact pickup called Tarok, designed to give an idea of the future production car for the markets of developing countries. The prototype premiered at the international auto show in São Paulo, Brazil.
Volkswagen Tarok received a double cabin with five seats and a special folding lower part of the rear wall, which with the help of a special mechanism can be expanded to increase the loading bay area.
The pickup has a fully digital dashboard and a large touch-screen display of the infotainment complex, through which all the functions of the car are controlled.
The concept was equipped with a 1.4-liter 150-horsepower four-cylinder turbo engine that can operate on pure ethanol and on gasoline-ethyl mixture. The engine operates in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive system.
In this case, the serial car will also receive a two-liter turbodiesel, issuing the same 150 hp. Volkswagen Tarok will be on the conveyor in 2019 or in 2020.
Earlier it was reported that the leadership of Volkswagen is considering the possibility of producing a large 5.5-meter pickup truck, which will rise a step below the model Amarok. The novelty will be based on the Atlas Tanoak concept car, which was presented in the spring of 2018 at the motor show in New York.
The prototype is equipped with a 3.6-liter gasoline engine V6, developing 280 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive system with several off-road driving modes. Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is able to accelerate from stand to 96 km/h in 8.5 s.
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