Remember the Tarok concept Volkswagen revealed in Brazil back in late 2018? Well, the unibody double-cab bakkie has now been handed a production-ready face in a fresh rendering.
In effect, Silva has handed the Tarok – which is meant to slot into VW’s commercial vehicle line-up below the Amarok – a production-ready front end, ditching the concept’s over-the-top LED elements, “Tarok” lettering (under the grille) and chunky silver skidplate up front.
The digital artist furthermore gave the bakkie more conventional alloy wheels, while removing the lettering from the BFGoodrich mud-terrain tyres, too. Round back, he’s added taillamp elements seemingly also inspired by those of the Taos.
As a reminder, the all-wheel-drive Tarok concept rides on the same VW Group MQB platform at the Taos, though measures around five metres long with a maximum load of “around one tonne”.
Back in 2018, VW said it was “certain” a production version would hit the market in Brazil “with barely any changes” ... but it has yet to materialise. The brand furthermore added the bakkie had “the potential to boost Volkswagen’s model range in other global markets”.
The Tarok concept is powered by a 1,4-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine churning out 110 kW and mated to all four corners (4Motion permanent all-wheel drive, anyone?) via a six-speed automatic transmission. A 2,0-litre turbodiesel unit also worth 110 kW was mentioned at the reveal, too.