VW is showing off a new concept truck that is based on the Atlas SUV that launched not long ago. The truck is physically longer than the Atlas it is based on and sports nearly 10-inches of ground clearance for off-roading. Power is from a 276hp V6 engine paired up with an 8-speed auto transmission and 4MOTION AWD.
The AWD system has a reduction gear for true off-roading and user-selectable drive modes. The Tanoak is a dual-cab, short bed truck that can hold five passengers. The bed is big enough to haul bikes or canoes with the tailgate shut.
Open the tailgate and VW says you can fit ATVs and dirt bikes inside. The truck also has a cool sliding bar in the front of the bed that can be used to support ladders or other long items in the bed. Inside the truck has an interior using modified Atlas bits with all digital controls. VW says there are no plans to produce the Tanoak right now, but it wants to gauge interest.
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