VW pickup truck Volkswagen Tarok
VW Pickup Truck, called the Tarok. Photo. Volkswagen.

Still a concept at this moment, but Volkswagen have decided to showcase the pickup truck at the New York International Auto Show.

Constructed on a unibody frame, the platform is the same as the popular 3 row Volkswagen Atlas SUV.

This mid-size VW pickup truck has been previously displayed at the
Sao Paolo International Motor Show.

Volkswagen says it expects to be available for the South American market in the near future.

VW say there are currently no plans to produce the VW pickup truck for the United States market, however, they have the concept at NYIAS to gauge interest.

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Volkswagen Tarok concept pickup truck. Photo. VW.

In other words, if you want this VW pickup truck to come the U.S. auto market, make a lot of noise about it. Comment on articles, post it on Facebook and make it public, like it on Instagram, ask VW for more info. Tell VW what you want in a truck from them.

VW Pickup Truck Specs

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Volkswagen Tarok concept with extendable bed. Photo: VW.

Tarok Concept

  • 1.4L TSI Engine
  • 147hp
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4Motion All Wheel Drive
  • Aluminum frame
  • Length: 193.5″, enabling 73.2″ long cargo in extendable bed
  • Width: 72″ (not including side mirrors)
  • Height: 66″ (not including roof rails)
  • Payload: 2,271lbs
  • Folding rear seats
  • 16″ wheels
  • LED headlights and DRL’s
  • Removable Bluetooth speaker
  • 9.2″ screen for infotainment
  • 4Motion modes inc. Onroad, Snow, Offroad, and Custom Offroad.
  • Driver profile selections inc. Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual.
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VW pickup truck concept, showing inside the bed. Photo: VW.
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Volkswagen Tarok concept interior. Photo: VW.

Tarok Offroad stats;

Approach angle: 23.8 degrees, departure angle: 26.4 degrees, and breakover angle of 22.1.

Ground clearance is 9.6″

What do you think about this VW pickup truck? Does the Tarok have a place in the midsize pickup world?

Competitors for this truck include the Honda Ridgeline (also unibody construction), Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and the Jeep Gladiator coming soon.

Let us (and VW) know by commenting below.

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