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VW Atlas Tanoak pickup is still a hard maybe

It looks ready for production, and it wouldn't be hard for VW to make it happen, but the question is whether or not the public will buy in.

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It might look pretty ready for production, but the VW Tanoak has not been confirmed for any market yet.

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Its unibody construction would be based on the Atlas.

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That means it'd be closer to a Honda Ridgeline than a Toyota Tacoma.

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It uses the Atlas' six-cylinder gas engine for motive force.

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The face is closer to the 2019 Jetta than the current Atlas, likely signaling a shift from that design to this new one.

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If the Tanoak were eventually slated for production, it'd still be years away.

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In terms of capabilities, the Tanoak would be on par with the Ridgeline.

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That's less capable than most midsize trucks, but it'd be more than enough for a hefty majority of buyers.

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Do you want a VW pickup in your driveway? If you make a whole lot o' noise about it, then VW might make it happen. Might.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of the Tanoak concept!

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