Beside the Tanoak model, the manufacturer will introduce the new 2020 VW Atlas pickup truck based on SUV. According to the latest information, the new model will be offered with an attractive and strong design that will separate this model from the rest of the pickup market line.
However, if we compare it with the SUV version that offers two engine choice, the new pickup truck will, unfortunately, be available with only one engine. The powerful V6 is lying under the hood and with this engine, the 2020 VW Atlas is able to produce around 280 HP.
2020 VW Atlas Exterior
With its attractive and strong design, the new 2020 VW Atlas pickup truck will compete with the newest Honda Ridgeline model. The new Atlas that is this based on the SUV model will keep the same LED headlights and two-bar grille. However, if we compare it to the SUV, this pickup comes with front bumper will sit lower with unique lines.
The side of the 2020 VW Atlas pickup will get much bigger 20-inch aluminum wheels ideal for off-roading. The rear is also sporty thanks to the LED taillights and the tailgate.
The interior design of the 2020 VW Atlas pickup truck will be almost the same as the SUV version. However, thanks to the new cabin redesign the pickup model offers its own styling. It comes with two rows of seats and there is a spacious cabin that can place five passengers.
The design of the interior is very clean and modern. Like in the SUV model, the same infotainment system is present. It comes with many features and it supports systems such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cabin also offers the latest two-zone climate control, powerful sound system, and great safety features.
If you didn’t know, the popular Atlas in SUV variant offers two engine options. However, in the pickup variant, it will offer only one. It will come under the hood with a powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine. According to some information, this engine will be able to make up to 280 horsepower. It will be connected to the 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
The VR6 engine comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive setup and driver-selectable modes. You can choose between the Sport, Snow, On-Road and Off-Road driving modes. The 3.6-liter VR6 will generate 265 lb-ft of torque. However, tow rating is yet to be announced, just like the fuel economy rating.
2020 VW Atlas Price and Release Date
The price of the mid-size pickup 2020 VW Atlas from the information that we got from the dealer will be in the range from 30,000 to $33,000 for the model with standard equipment. However, the range-topping model will reach a price of $40,000.
With this starting price above, the upcoming VW Atlas will be in the range like model Honda Ridgeline. The popular Ridgeline with standard equipment starts at $31,000. The release date of the newest mid-size pickup will be in the first quarter of 2020.