2023 VW Atlas Tanoak Price, Redesign

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2023 VW Atlas Tanoak Price, Redesign. Last year, the German carmaker has presented a concept version of a pickup truck for the North American market. These days, we can hear reports that this truck will enter serial production and hit the market as 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak, despite that the company’s officials already stated that such a thing won’t happen.

The new pickup truck would definitely be a great addition to the company’s lineup. With a little bit uncommon approach, it would be a great way to gather more buyers. Still, we presume that the production model will be a little bit different compared to the concept and that we won’t see so many flashy details.

Still, we do expect to see that unibody platform design approach, which brings significant benefits in terms of comfort and driving experience. At this point, we are still waiting for more reliable information, but there are reports that suggest the new model could hit the market already in late 2023 or in the first half of 2023.

2023 VW Atlas Tanoak Engines

This is the aspect that definitely won’t bring any surprise. The 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak specs are easy to predict, considering that the German manufacturer doesn’t have too much space for maneuvering. The 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak is expected to come standard with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Such an amount of power would provide decent dynamics for a daily ride.

Those who prefer something faster and more fun to drive will have the option to pick a 3.6-liter V6. This one is good for about 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines feature a pretty decent fuel economy. The turbo-four returns around 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The V6 is good for about 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

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2023 VW Atlas Tanoak Design

When it comes to base design characteristics, things are pretty clear here. The 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak pickup will rather come with a little bit uncommon overall design. While the vast majority of truck makers still prefer classic body-on-frame platforms, this one will come with a unibody layout. Therefore, it’s no wonder that experts already see this model as Ridgeline’s new rival. Honda has been practicing such a design philosophy for more than 15 years and things are actually pretty good.

Compared to BoF truck, the ride is much better, as well as comfort, considering that we are talking about a vehicle that is practically a crossover. We expect the same from the 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak. The new model will ride on the company’s proven MQB platform, which underprints almost everything in the brand’s lineup, starting from subcompact Polo and ending with Atlas and other notably bigger models.


Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is will the new truck feature the same styling as the concept version. We don’t expect to see so many flashy details, but many styling cues are expected to be seen. A good thing to know is that the facelifted Atlas SUV is on the way. Once we see it without a camo, we will know the look of Tanoak’s front end. On the other side, the overall design will be typically truckish.

The concept version features an 11-inch longer wheelbase compared to the SUV model, which means bigger overall dimensions as well. However, this is still much shorter compared to BoF trucks like Chevy Colorado and Jeep Gladiator, which measure more than 135 inches in wheelbase.


Although shorter than the aforementioned BoF truck, the 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak interior won’t be smaller. Simply, the company will put the focus on comfort and convenience and compromise with a short bed. That would be the same approach Honda has with Ridgeline. The Ridgeline features around 125 inches in wheelbase but features one of the most spacious and by far the most comfortable cabin in the class.

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In terms of the dashboard design and the overall cabin look, things shouldn’t be much different compared to the SUV sibling. The VW Tanoak Concept may feature a flashy cabin with loads of new features. Still, such an approach doesn’t look particularly production-friendly, especially if the company wants to offer a fairly competitive price. Therefore, we don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect, especially if we consider that Atlas features a pretty nice cabin, with a pretty high overall quality and lots of opulence. We also count on a full load of standard equipment, including the latest tech goodies.

2023 VW Atlas Tanoak Release Date and Price

According to the latest reports, this pickup truck might come already by the end of the year. When it comes to the 2023 VW Atlas Tanoak price, we expect that base models will go around 30.000 dollars.

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  1. Request VW bring Tanoak to US Market. There is a difference between Buba’s cool looking street rig and a functional pickup. If you going after the Buba market, you’re too late. If you’re trying to make a functional pickup for use on farms, industrial sites, craft jobs (plumbers, electricians, welders, carpenters, …), weekend get-aways to go family camping, this is a wide open market that no one touches anymore.
    Pickup is by definition a light duty truck. If someone routinely hauls cattle with a 32ft trailer that is not a light duty truck. A light duty truck should be able to tow 2K-4Klbs, and/or carry a load of 1Klbs daily.
    A 6′ person should be able to stand beside the truck and reach the middle of the bed. What’s the point of having a truck bed if I can’t get to what’s in it without climbing and crawling?
    True 4 wheel drive doesn’t require jacked up frames. Wheels/axles determine ground clearance. When the axles are resting in a bed of mud and the wheels are spinning, having the frame jacked up another 10inches isn’t going to save Buba.
    When is says “crew cab” then 5men should be able to sit for drives of 1hr or more in reasonable comfort. Three rear facing car seats side-by-side with strollers and bags on the floor would require similar dimensions. That would get my collegiate infield to their next practice.
    When my arms are full of drawings, binders, and papers, I don’t want to have to climb into the cab of my truck. I want to open the door, step into the cockpit, and unload my arms into the seat beside me. And if I need to pick up my aging parents, who use walkers, for an appointment, I should be able to do that as well. That would also save my teenage daughter some shame of having to hike up her skirt higher than is prudent just to climb into a Buba rig. My wife could also use it while wearing a business suit.
    Tailgate should be low enough to use as a seat (preferable), or high enough to use as a table. Show some class and coat the bed with something besides paint. Do advance work with 3rd party bed installers to craft slide in units ready to go, depending on the need of different crafts.
    It is nice to have functional amenities in the cab, just install them in a way that if I need to hose down the floors nothing is likely to be damaged. Comfort is good, but don’t get so carried away making in fruffy for Buba’s sensitive side that you forget it is a pickup.
    Sell it as a pickup. There aren’t any on the market!!!
    If VW could resist the urge to jackup the Atlas, the Tanoak would be killer pickup.

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