It previews the full production model currently in development which we believe will carry the label Robust or possibly Taro.

At the 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles Show which commences later this week, Volkswagen will unveil their Pickup Concept and building up to the event we can now bring you the first details and images of the model. It previews the full production model currently in development which we believe will carry the label Robust or possibly Taro. We have seen prototypes on a number of occasions but temporary body panels have withheld the final styling, this production looking concept gives us reason to believe the final model's styling will not veer far from what we see before us.

The Pickup Concept follows a beach patrol theme with its blue LED lights fitted on the roof of the vehicle and you can barely fail to see the SAR (search and rescue) stickers plastered on the side of its body. It boasts a five-foot cargo area along with a two piece tailgate that cleverly stores essential tools for the day to day operations of a beach patrol vehicle. It features a double-cab layout with a center console that has a multifunction touchscreen that controls the radio-navigation system

Volkswagen will begin production of the 1 ton truck in the fall of 2009 at its plant in Pachero Argentina with sales to begin soon after in the models key markets: South America, South Africa, Australia and Europe. There are no confirmations on when or if the pickup will make it to US shores, but surely that can't be too far round the corner.

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