Volkswagen has released the first sketch of an all-new pickup concept which will debut at the São Paulo Motor Show on November 6th.
Being billed as an “extraordinary pickup,” the unnamed model promises to combine the best attributes of trucks and SUVs. The company didn’t go into specifics, but said the concept will have an innovative “multivariable loading area” which can be extended by folding the rear panel of the truck’s cab.
That’s pretty vague, but it sounds like the concept have a removable rear bed wall that’s similar to the one used on the old Chevrolet Avalanche.
The truck is an “urban-oriented vehicle” and this suggests the model will be a lifestyle pickup. It will be based on the MQB platform and feature all-wheel drive. The automaker also confirmed the model will be positioned beneath the Amarok.
Volkswagen only released one picture of the concept, but it shows the truck will have strong character lines, pronounced wheel arches and a rounded bed with high walls. We can also see full width taillights, a silver C-pillar and short roof rails.
While it remains unclear if the larger Tanoak concept will go into production, Volkswagen confirmed this particular pickup will be launched in Brazil in 2020. The automaker went on to say the production model will be “virtually unchanged” from the concept and could eventually be offered in “other regions of the world.” There’s no word on which markets the company is considering, but it’s doubtful the truck would ever come to America due to its small size.