Bakkie to the fu­ture

From bare-bone ba­sics to trans­form­ing load beds

Car (South Africa) - - INSIGHT -

The South Amer­i­can mar­ket al­ways seems to get the coolest small bakkies (Volk­swa­gen Saveiro, any­one?) and, if the new Volk­swa­gen Tarok Con­cept is any­thing to go by, it looks as though we’ll be en­vy­ing our Brazil­ian coun­ter­parts even more Styling Stays

Volk­swa­gen claims the pro­duc­tion ver­sion of the Tarok will scarcely dif­fer from what you see here, al­though the heav­ily digi­tised dash and panoramic sun­roof are un­likely to make their way to the end prod­uct.

Fuel For thought

The Tarok con­cept is pow­ered by a 1,4-litre tur­bopetrol de­vel­op­ing 110 kw. As is of­ten the case in the South Amer­i­can mar­ket, this unit can run on pure ethanol or a petro­lethanol mix. At launch, the Tarok will fea­ture a 2,0-litre tur­bod­iesel with 110 kw on tap.

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