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VW Tarok pickup concept is in New York to gauge your reaction

While VW is still not set on a US-spec pickup, that could change if enough people chime in.

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Volkswagen announced on Monday that it will bring the Tarok pickup truck concept to the 2019 New York Auto Show this week.

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The Tarok isn't a terribly large pickup truck, measuring just 193.5 inches long.

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It rides on Volkswagen MQB platform, which also underpins small cars like the Golf, Jetta and Tiguan.

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For context's sake, the shortest Toyota Tacoma you can buy is nearly 20 inches longer at 212.3 inches.

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Instead of treating the bed and cab as separate entities, the Tarok has a panel that can open up and extend the bed into the cab, allowing the truck to fit items that are up to 73.2 inches long.

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The concept sports the same 1.4-liter turbocharged I4 found in the Jetta, putting out the same 147 horsepower as the family sedan.

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Its all-wheel drive system features driving modes for snow and off-roading.

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Speaking of off-roading, the Tarok is decently capable, with 9.6 inches of ground clearance, a 23.8-degree approach angle and a 26.4-degree departure angle, which is better than a standard Chevy Colorado.

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Hell, its departure angle is actually better than any midsize truck currently on sale in the US.

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The Tarok concept isn't new, having made its initial debut at the Sao Paolo International Motor Show last November.

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