First of all WE WANT ONE, NOW! Secondly Volkswagen will not build one (just yet anyways) as it is merely a design study to see reaction, then, maybe consider building one.
Volkswagen should build it on the merit that it’s good looking and promises technological advancements in the midsize pickup truck segments and surely the market can absorb another pick-up truck, right? This concept is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine with 206kW and 350Nm via an 8-Speed autobox, sending power to all four wheels thanks to VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system. This Atlas Tanoak can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds.
Based on the Atlas SUV which it shares some components, the Atlas Tanoak will be constructed on the carmaker’s MQB platform and we’d say this is not so far from what it could look like in production guise. This will be a unibody construction, quite a different setup from the traditional bakkies where the body sits on a frame, for example the Hilux and Ranger. On the styling front you’ll find some tricks such the rear passenger door door handle, tucked neatly within the pillar design strip, the front-end design spots wraparound concept headlamps with the Volkswagen Badge illuminated and a generally clean and tough appeal.
Inside the bakkie you will an interior that is almost production ready, featuring a virtual cockpit, a digital display screen and a some illuminating detailing on the trim.
We like the concept and think it will add more spice into the bakkie segment with its body construction, which should be car-like in drive and ride quality.
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