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Volkswagen ready with new unibody pick-up

Volkswagen ready with new unibody pick-up

Volkswagen has announced that it will use the Sao Paulo International Motor Show to introduce a new production ready pick-up truck concept.

The unnamed concept vehicle will slot beneath the company’s current Amarok and will be made using the corporate MQB platform, which underpins vehicles like the Tiguan and Atlas SUVs.

Interestingly, majority of pick-up trucks on the market, including the Amarok, use traditional body-on-frame construction, whereas the MQB platform is a unibody like a modern passenger car.

VW’s designers have incorporated a folding panel in the back of the double cab which when folded will offer significantly extended bed space.

VW didn’t announce any powertrain details, but the company says the concept will have all-wheel drive.

VW says the yet-to-be-named pickup will launch in the Brazilian market in the “foreseeable future.” 

VW has been considering launching a pick-up truck for the last several years, culminating in the introduction of the Tanoak concept (which just so happened to be MQB-based) at the 2018 New York auto show.

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