Volkswagen is a exhibiting off a brand new pickup truck idea that would give America a budget truck it has been ready for

Volkswagen introduced plans on Monday to indicate off its Tarok pickup truck idea on the 2019 New York Worldwide Autoshow. The Tarok is designed to permit VW to gauge US client curiosity in an entry-level compact pickup truck.  There are at present no compact pickups accessible on the market within the US with the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, GM's Colorado/Canyon, and the Nissan Frontier are all thought-about midsize vehicles.  Go to BusinessInsider.com for extra tales. Volkswagen introduced plans on Monday to indicate off its Tarok pickup truck idea on the 2019 New York Worldwide Autoshow. VW's choice to indicate off the Tarok to US shoppers is the newest sign that the German automaker is severely contemplating a possible entry into the US pickup truck market. "Though there are not any plans to supply the automobile for the U.S. market, the Tarok idea is being proven to gauge market response for a really versatile and compact entry-level pickup," VW mentioned in an announcement.  Learn extra: 17 sizzling vehicles we won't wait to see on the 2019 New York Auto Present. The US pickup truck market is booming with the three greatest promoting autos within the US all full-size vehicles. The midsize truck market has additionally been resurgent with a not too long ago revamped Toyota Tacoma together with a newly launched Ford Ranger. Nevertheless, there are at present no compact vehicles accessible on the market within the US. Which implies the Tarok might have a complete section to itself.  This is not the primary time in latest reminiscence that VW has dipped its toes into the US truck market. Final 12 months, the corporate unveiled a four-door midsize pickup truck idea in New York known as the Atlas Tanoak. The Tarok was initially unveiled final 12 months on the Sao Paulo Worldwide Motor Present in Brazil. Based on VW, a manufacturing model of the Tarok is ready to go on sale in South America "within the close to future."  The compact pickup idea that shall be on show in New York is constructed on VW's MQB platform that additionally underpins the Tiguan and Atlas SUVs together with the Passat and Jetta sedans.  Energy for the Tarok comes from a 147 horsepower, 1.Four-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine shared with the US market Jetta. It is probably a US manufacturing Tarok will include a beefier powerplant.  The 147hp engine sends energy to a everlasting multi-mode all-wheel-drive system by way of a six-speed computerized transmission.  Based on VW, the Tarok has 9.6 inches of floor clearance and boasts a most payload of two,271. The corporate didn't disclose how a lot it might tow.  The four-door idea is 193.5 inches lengthy with a 47.5-inch-long cargo mattress, open the tailgate and the mattress is prolonged by 27.Four inches. Inside, the Tarok comes with a comparatively customary VW-group inside full with the corporate's Digital Cockpit instrument cluster and a 9.2-inch infotainment display screen.   The 2019 New York Worldwide Auto Present shall be open to the general public from April 19 to April 28 on the Javits Heart. SEE ALSO: I drove a $53,000 Toyota Tundra pickup to see if it is on par with Chevy and Ford vehicles — here is the decision FOLLOW US: On Fb for extra automotive and transportation content material! Be part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: Take a better take a look at Bugatti's $19 million La Voiture Noire — the most costly automotive ever bought