Volkswagen is to show a 'near-production concept' pickup at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show on 6 November.

Volkswagen describes the new vehicle as 'pioneering' and 'extraordinary' and says it fuses the features of a digitally networked SUV and the versatility of a 'consistently well-thought-out pickup to form a new, urban-oriented vehicle'.

The company says that one of the especially noteworthy innovations of this concept is the multivariable loading area: VW maintains that in 'a couple of simple steps it can be significantly extended thanks to the folding rear panel of the double cab'.

The concept car is positioned below the Amarok, but is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) engineering platform, as is the Tiguan compact SUV.

The world premiere of this all-wheel drive concept vehicle also starts the countdown to the launch of the series version; the model is due to launch on the Brazilian market in the foreseeable future with just a few minor tweaks. This new pickup's potential is so great, however, that the vehicle concept could conceivably be suitable for other regions, VW says.

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