Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch previewing a new small double-cab bakkie concept that is set to be unveiled at the São Paulo International Motor Show in early November.
The Wolfsburg-based brand describes the newcomer as “an extraordinary pickup concept” that takes the form of a new, “urban-oriented” vehicle. It says the "near-production concept" combines urban SUV styling with the DNA of a "cleverly conceived pickup", furthermore boasting a "multivariable loading area".
VW says the new all-wheel-drive concept vehicle is “positioned below the Amarok”, but is based on the MQB platform shared with the likes of the Tiguan (and is thus unibody in its construction). Although the brand doesn’t specify, we suspect this new model will sit just above the Saveiro and take on the Renault Duster Oroch.
Volkswagen says the production model will launch on the Brazilian market in the “foreseeable future with just a few minor tweaks”.
Still, the brand adds the new “pickup’s potential is so great” that the vehicle concept “could conceivably be suitable for other regions”. Of course, whether it will be offered in right-hand-drive form remains to be seen…
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