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All-new Volkswagen "urban pickup" ute concept unveiled

VW's new pickup concept will be unveiled at the Sao Paolo Motor Show
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist
CarsGuide

31 Oct 2018 • 2 min read

VW has today revealed the first striking sketch of an all-new ute concept it will reveal in full at the São Paulo International Motor Show on November 6.

Designed to sit below the Amarok, the dual-cab pickup concept - which is as yet nameless - appears to be designed more for lifestyle use than as a genuine workhorse, in a similar vein to Hyundai's Santa Cruz Concept, with VW describing it as an "urban-oriented vehicle" .

But to bump up its practicality perks, the VW concept will feature a "multivariable loading area", with a rear panel at the back of its dual cab that can be adjusted to "significantly extend" the loading area.

The new all-wheel-drive concept is based on the brand's MQB platform (which also underpins the Tiguan and Golf), and it's more than a pie-in-the-sky sketch. In fact, it has already been approved for production, with a launch in Brazil assured. And VW is currently eyeing other markets for a potential debut, too.

"This new pickup’s potential is so great that the vehicle concept could conceivably be suitable for other regions," says Volkswagen.

Other details are being kept under wraps for now, but watch this space.

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