Beyond this crafty convenience feature, Tarok is graded as a proper South African class full-size bakkie, with a 1000kg payload capacity.
Volkswagen is today unveiling the Tarok Concept to the world at the São Paulo International Motor Show (6 to 18 November) 1.
Measuring about five metres long, the Tarok features familiar pick-up cues like a double-cab body and a rear bed for storage.More news: Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Has Only £5 In His Bank Account...Passport Seized
Volkswagen has succeeded in merging the practical advantages of the Tarok Concept with a lifestyle-oriented design. If you like what you see here, you'll be pleased to know that Volkswagen has said it would make "barely any changes" to the Tarok's design from concept to series production.
If you don't remember the Fun, you need educating; it was a marvellously daft bright yellow pick-up, whose back seats that slid out into the rear deck when you wanted to use them, but which folded back away when you had large loads to carry. As a result, drivers can also use the back of the cab to transport extra-long items.
The interior indicates a new way forward for Volkswagen in the pick-up segment, with its primarily digital design.More news: Wide Receiver Dez Bryant Set To Workout For This Team
Meanwhile, a peek inside the cabin reveals a modern dashboard with a digital instrument cluster display, glass-covered touchscreen infotainment system, digital air-conditioning controls (covered here), and Cypress Metallic dashboard trim. In fact, when the production version of Tarok does go on sale, an event VW has confirmed will be the case by soon in South America, its marketing placement would certainly be as a junior Amarok.
Power for the concept is a 1.4L 110 PS four-cylinder TSI engine supporting TotalFlex Fuel with the ability to burn pure ethanol or an E22 blend. The production model will also offer the option of a 110kW 2-litre TDI turbodiesel, with other variants and drive configurations likely joining the line-up at a later stage. The brand furthermore adds the bakkie also "has the potential to boost Volkswagen's model range in other global markets".More news: Sane laughs off talk of switch to United