The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak will look close to the concept design, but we don’t know that much about the exterior design yet. However, we do know that Atlas Tanoak will have a 3-6 liter V6 engine under the bonnet of the truck. It will be capable of delivering 280hp and 260lb-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four wheels.
Volkswagen suggested that with the V6 engine it will be able to accelerate to 60mph in 8.4 seconds which is the average acceleration speed of an SUV. It is also confirmed that the Tanoak pickup truck will be capable of towing up to 7,000 pounds.
We first saw the Atlas Tanoak shown off as a concept over a year ago in March 2018. However, unlike many other concepts, it is clear that Volkswagen are taking this pickup concept seriously.
The unique style gives the pickup more ground clearance and allows it to perform better. The 2020 Tanoak will have skid plates, 20-inch aluminium wheels and other upgrades as a standard feature which will help the vehicle with its performance on roads and off roads.
There are also some visual improvements to the VW Atlas Tanoak, the grille and VW badge are now luminated by white light and offer an animated lighting display when the car is unlocked. It also features a new six-sided LED daytime running lights which is a prominent feature to the front of the vehicle.
2020 VW Atlas Tanoak is expected to have different types of models SE, SEL, and R-Line, and upgrades such as 4Motion packages. The SE model offers an 8-inch display and zonal climate controls, parking sensors and more driver assist features which are available with the SEL package. R-Line adds special bumpers, wheels and skid plates making it better for off road usage.
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is the largest vehicle that will ride on the famous MQB platform, it is also expected to be wider than most of its competitors such as Honda Ridgeline.
Tanoak has many features to it which makes it pretty expensive compared to some of their competitors. It is thought that the entry-level model will have a similar price as some of it’s rivals at around £25,000 for a standard model. It could also be seen as an eventual replacement for the VW Amarok.