Remember when VW said it wasn't interested in bringing a pickup truck to the US, but then created the Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept based on a US-spec SUV?

Well, now there's a second VW pickup truck concept coming to the US, and it appears VW is slowly warming to the notion of making this fruit a little less forbidden.

Volkswagen announced on Monday that it will bring the Tarok pickup truck concept to the 2019 New York Auto Show this week.

As VW stated in its release, the truck will allow VW "to gauge market reaction for a truly versatile and compact entry-level pickup."

For context's sake, the shortest Toyota Tacoma you can buy is nearly 20 inches longer at 212.3 inches.

It rides on Volkswagen MQB platform, which also underpins small cars like the Golf, Jetta and Tiguan.

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