Volkswagen unveils the Taroq concept

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Vokswagen recently unveiled the all new concept of a pick-up car, the Taroq globally. The car is offered with an all-wheel drive transmission layout. Its innovative new features include a large variable loading area, which can be extended thanks to the folding rear panel in the spacious four-door double cab. Volkswagen states that the Tarok Concept has been designed from scratch down to the very last millimetre.

The Taroq offers variable loading area. The floor space can be extended by opening the tailgate or using the brand new mechanism that allows the bottom of the passenger cab rear panel to be folded down. As a result, drivers can also use the back of the cab to transport extra-long items. Analogous to this variability, the maximum load is correspondingly high at around one tonne.

The interior indicates a new way forward for Volkswagen in the pick-up segment, with its primarily digital design. Eye-catching elements include a colour-keyed crossbar in Cypress metallic that stretches across the entire dash panel. This crossbar surrounds a glass-covered infotainment system, digital air conditioning controls and a digital cockpit, which together forms the main cockpit elements with all displays and controls on a single visual and operational axis.

The car is powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that develops 150PS, which can also be driven as a TotalFlex fuel unit both with pure ethanol (E100) as well as a gasoline-ethanol blend (E22). The TSI engine in the Tarok Concept is also combined with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The future series model will start out with a 2.0-litre turbo diesel direct injection (TDI) TSI engine that also deliver similar power output of around 150PS.

Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at the Volkswagen brand, explains, “Volkswagen has succeeded in merging the practical advantages of the Tarok Concept with a lifestyle-oriented design. With its striking Targa-inspired roof bar, charismatic front end, three-dimensional LED lighting strip in the rear, and powerful yet stylish side panels, the Tarok Concept’s expressive design makes it the first pick-up to combine the stylistic elements of an urban SUV with an authentic off-road design. The Tarok’s DNA adds an exhilarating dynamic to the segment.”

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