Gallery: How to Design a VW Tanoak

When it showed up at the New York Auto Show, people went nuts for the Tanoak. Our own Facebook posts about the pickup were so popular that we got as many likes that week as we get in some months.

And it’s no wonder. It’s a design showcase from a powerful carmaker dipping its toes in unfamiliar but distinctly American waters.

Volkswagen, knowing it couldn’t screw up its concept, put a lot of effort into the Tanoak’s design. Proof of which you can see in these gorgeous photos taken from behind the proverbial curtain.

The brand invites you in to look at the design sketches, the clay models, and the early iterations of the truck that set our Facebook page on fire.