Referred to as the Tharu in China, the Tarek has been confirmed by Volkswagen for North America. From Mexico to Canada, the compact crossover with Skoda Karoq underpinnings will slot under the Tiguan in the German car manufacturer’s lineup.
” But hang on a second, isn’t the Tiguan also compact in size?” While that’s true, the Tiguan in the United States is the long-wheelbase model. The three-row seating enables Volkswagen to include the Tarek in there, damaging the Tiguan by a couple of thousand dollars. Mentioning which, the most budget-friendly configuration is $24,995 before location charge.
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The intro of the Tarek in 2021 might also spell the end of the Golf Alltrack in the United States and Canada, more so if you remember a current report on the matter. In this part of the world, only the Golf GTI and Golf R are anticipated to live on.
Autoblog Argentina reports that Volkswagen will invest 650 million dollars in the Pacheco Car Assembly Plant to allow Tarek production. For the time being, Pacheco produces the Amarok single and double cab together with the Amarok V6. The assembly line where the Tarek will be made will come from China according to the Argentine publication.
Over in China, the badge-engineered bro of the Skoda Karoq is offered with 1.2-, 1.4-, and 2.0-liter TSI alternatives with as much as 186 horsepower. Over in Europe where diesel still is popular, a handful of TDI choices sweeten the deal. Skoda is expected to present the Karoq RS eventually in the future, and the performance-oriented crossover might find a comparable in the Tarek if Volkswagen can make a case for such a model.
The MQB vehicle architecture of the Tarek will be made use of for the Tarok too, a compact pickup that Volkswagen could offer in North America. For the time being, the Germans are keeping peaceful about the availability of the workhorse despite the concept’s look at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
In regards to size, the Tharu in China measures 175.3 inches in length and features a 105.5-inch wheelbase. By comparison, the Tiguan with the long-wheelbase steps 185.1 and 109.8 inches, respectively.
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