The Germans thought about creating such a model, and the basis for it could be the Teramont crossover.
Concern Volkswagen is considering the possibility of creating a serial large pickup truck. If it is given a "green light", then its prototype can serve as a conceptual Atlas Tanoak, and the Teramont crossover will share the platform with the car. This was told by the head of the North American office of VW Heinrich Voebken.
According to the top manager, a big pickup to the face of a German auto giant, because Volkswagen intends to be Americanized. At the same time, Voebken admits that in this segment Germans need to be cautious, since pickups can be considered patriotic cars in the US, and local producers will be strong competitors for VW.
The presentation of the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak conceptual pickup took place last spring in New York. It is built on the chassis of Atlas, which is known to the domestic consumer as Teramont. The car received dimensions of 5436x2000x1829 mm with a wheelbase of 3251 mm.
The engine compartment of Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is occupied by the petrol unit 3.6 V6, which productivity makes 280 hp / 360 Nanometers. A pair of it is an 8-automatic transmission, transmitting torque to the all-wheel drive 4Motion. Up to "hundred" the prototype accelerates in 8.5 seconds.