When famous German automaker represented the concept of possible 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck at the last New York Auto Show, nobody seemed to be surprised. On the one hand, this model could start a new era in this manufacturer’s production, on the other this could be a big failure of them. Looking at the large pickup industry, things could be better. Many models have been improved and redesigned, and US market is in high demand of the models like Tacoma, 2020 Tundra, GMC Canon and 2020 Colorado. However, adjusting of the cute and handsome crossover to be a useful and utility pick-up has not been proven as a good step for large manufacturers.
- Design of the car is modern and attractive, especially for those who loved Atlas crossover.
- The car has very interesting and useful bed rails with a large load space.
- The price is still not confirmed and it could be higher than for Atlas crossover, which is not very competitive.
- It is still not known which engine will be used, but whatever it is, it will be slower than Atlas crossover.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck will be made on MQB platform, as any other Volkswagen in past few years, as dual-cab and short-bed model. Having 241.1-inch in length, this pickup is for 16-inch longer than crossover SUV Atlas and for 3.0-inch longer than one of its main competitor Ford Ranger 2020. Additional rails slide the length of the bed, being functional for canoes and ladders. However, the front end of the car looks literally like Atlas crossover.
There should not be many changes inside of 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck from the basic Atlas crossover. They from Volkswagen mentioned 12.3-inch infotainment screen together with 10.1-inch touchscreen placed on center cluster. The cabin looks sporty as before.
There is a long list of possible engines that could be included as an option for the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck. If we take a look at crossover model, they could use their two options – 2.0-liter turbo four-in-line or 3.6-liter V6 engine perhaps paired with 1.8-kWh ion-battery (let’s say that mid-size models like VR6 will get the 48-volt system. However, as the manufacturer said, they could use a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. This engine increases the speed of 60 mph for 8.5 seconds, but we will see how will be needed for larger pickup.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
As things are going, 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Truck is prepared for the sharks on the market, but also for the market’s challenges that will wait for it in the future. When Honda made its Honda Ridgeline, a crossover SUV Honda Pilot based pick-up, they sold only 34,000 during the first year of existence. Things are even worse with a mid-size section which had been upgraded with much more new and better units, so Ridgeline’s model Pilot simply lost its place on that list. Whatever it is, new Atlas Pickup should be on the market later next year. The price of Atlas crossover was in the range from $35,000 to $45,000, but pick-up must be for at least $10,000 higher.