The 2022 VW Tarok is only a rumor at the moment, despite Volkswagen revealing the concept two years ago. The most recent leaks, however, are clearly suggesting the brand-new Tarok pickup truck. This concept was originally planned for South American dealerships. Now, the story is a little different since the Tarok pickup might even make an appearance in the United States.
This makes perfect sense given Volkswagen’s trust in the future popularity of Tarok pickup. The pickup truck market is expanding, and compact pickups are becoming increasingly popular. The Amarok model is already available, and the Atlas Tanoak will be available in the near future. Here’s everything we know about the new Tarok at the moment.
2022 Tarok Looks Incredibly Modern
Currently, all of the details are coming from the concept, so the 2022 VW Tarok is still a mystery. It seems like Volkswagen will almost certainly stick with the familiar MQB architecture. As a result, Tarok will come with the standard front-wheel drive. Once it arrives, the Tarok pickup truck will be 197 inches tall, just like the concept. In terms of styling, the concept looks very promising.
Volkswagen clearly plans to deliver a pickup that won’t depart far from its origins. It’s a well-known design language, and models like the Tiguan and Golf have the same recognizable look. Tarok would undoubtedly have to deliver something new and unique. For example, the front fascia will be all-new, with more modern headlights and a larger grille.
The 2022 VW Tarok will surely wear a lot of stuff, like its concept. However, it seems like the new Amarok model will have a great impact on Tarok’s cabin design. As previously said, this new pickup will be built on the MQB structure, so we anticipate a very smooth and quiet ride quality. The cabin design will be closer to Amarok’s interior, which means Tarok will offer a similar dashboard design.
On top of that, we should expect the same button and control configuration. The concept has a 9.2-inch touchscreen, but Tarok would almost certainly have a smaller unit as normal. Nonetheless, Volkswagen made no mention of future cab configurations, standard and optional features.
Standard and Optional Engines
The 2022 VW Tarok will remain a mystery in terms of performances, for now. This pickup truck will offer different engine lineups in different countries. For an instance, the model in South America will offer both gasoline and diesel powertrain options. The base variant will deploy a 1.4-liter gas engine with 150 horsepower.
Optionally, Tarok will come with a diesel engine that develops around 200 horses and up to 300 lb-ft of torque. In the United States, Tarok will offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline variant. Again, this is not official and we are waiting for the German manufacturer to reveal closer details.
2022 VW Tarok Release Date, Price
The price of the 2022 VW Tarok will surely start at around $25,000 or below that. The goal is to deliver an affordable pickup, and Tarok is a perfect candidate. The sales will begin at the beginning of 2022 and more details will become available in the coming months.