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The forthcoming 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is a mid-size pickup truck that should deliver plenty of positive stuff. The concept was introduced last year and the first feedback is more than good. The expectations are high, for a good reason. It is a stylish pickup truck with modern and attractive design. The interior is modern as well, comfort shouldn’t be questioned at all.
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak will be the largest model that will deploy the MQB platform. Named after the tree species, Tanoak will deliver great performances and capabilities. Based on the Atlas SUV, Tanoak will borrow a 3.6-liter V6 engine at it will provide great power for the mid-size segment.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Design and Dimensions
The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak will look close to the concept, no doubt about it. However, we don’t know much about the exterior design, except the concept. The pickup will be almost 215.0 inches long which is significantly longer than the Atlas SUV. Tanoak is also wider than most of its rivals such as Honda Ridgeline.
Whatsoever, the 2020 Tanoak is the largest vehicle that will ride on the famous MQB platform. We expect a versatile and stylish pickup with a short bed and modern styling. VW didn’t say how many body configurations will be in the offer. However, the concept showed us a crew cab model that wears similar design as the Atlas SUV. Wide headlights and taillights are looking stylish and the 20-inch aluminum wheels will be standard.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Interior Includes Ambient Lighting
From the inside, we can expect almost the same design as the VW Atlas model. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak will most likely offer numerous premium features, which includes ambient lighting and illuminated amenities. For an instance, ambient lighting will glow yellow or blue, it depends on the chosen driving mode. The cabin layout is great, especially layout of the controls and buttons.
There will be room for five passengers and Tanoak’s larger dimensions will provide ample space from the inside. Infotainment system will be all-new and we can expect some futuristic shapes and cues. Of course, comfort will be amazing, VW will offer premium upholstery for sure.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Engine Output and Acceleration
Since this pickup is based on the Atlas SUV, the only logical outcome is to borrow Atlas’ engine. It is no mystery for some time now that the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas will ride on a 3.6-liter V6 unit. This engine cranks out 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel-drive setup is optional and the 8-speed automatic transmission is standard.
This pickup will also offer a 4Motion all-wheel-drive setup which is pretty rare in the pickup segment. Moreover, we can expect plenty of system and driving modes, mostly for off-roading adventures. For that reason, Tanoak will easily adapt to certain weather and road conditions. The 2020 Tanoak sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Price and Release Date
The price is still a mystery. However, some reports are saying the new Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak will be more affordable than its rival Honda Ridgeline. Knowing that we can expect the price to start at around $30,000. New Tanoak will hit the American soil in the first half of 2020.