Volkswagen is planning to introduce us a new version of unibody pickup car based on Atlas three-row style. The Atlas-pickup car will be aimed at Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline will retain the SUV body construction, transverse engine, and crossover characteristics. The new car will be called the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup. This 2019 VW Atlas Pickup is expected to play good rivalry in American market from traditional domestic automakers. With some upgrades to the new model’s exterior, interior, and engines, it will get the center of interest for pickup lovers. Let us go directly to the review.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup SUV Styling and Innovative Design
The new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup exterior will come up with similar styling as its SUV counterpart. The front side will have Atlas’ two-bar grille with LED headlights. The bumper is slightly lower with new design. The fenders and character lines are blending well into the cargo bed. The space between the bed and the cab is visual add-on. As this pickup will use unibody style, the cab and the bed’s base will be suppressed by continuous piece of metal. In the back side, the cargo bed is set in a size to keep the Atlas uniform stay in their nice construction and design. The LED taillights are high quality and will wrap around the fenders that stop before tailgate to show its traditional look. The new model is expected to replicate Ridgeline’s Dual-Action tailgate because it is protected under Copywriting laws, or Volkswagen will develop innovative design.
Volkswagen Atlas Pickup 2019 User-Friendly and Easy Configuration
The new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup interior will also have similar design as Atlas’ SUV. The new Atlas will come up with swanky cabin featuring clean, minimalist, and modern styling. The pickup’s gauge cluster will be redesigned. The infotainment system will be maximized by equipping it with CarPlay and Android Auto. There will be new three-spoke steering wheel with dual zone climate control and a new console-mounted gear shifter. The seats in second row will have some changes that it will be more interesting to see. It seems like the new model will prioritize the user-friendly function so the interior volume will be the most noticeable thing to concern as well as the configurability. Perhaps, the new model will also introduce a mid-gate system which can be the way to connect between cabin and the cargo area.
2019 Atlas Pickup Using 4-Cylinder or VR6?
The engine used in 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup will be a standard 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or 3.6-liter VR6. The 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder will produce 238 horsepower whereas the 3.6-liter VR6 will produce 280 horsepower. Both of the engines will be best partnered with an 8-speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode to improve its performance. The choosing of the first, 4-cylinder paired with FWD, is good to make the car efficient in fuel consumption. For the VR6 paired with 4Motion AWD will be good in terrain conditions.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Speculation of Price and Release Date
Volkswagen is still wondering the exact price for the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup. As the new model will be like Honda Ridgeline, it is safe to expect the price will begin from $30,000 to $40,000. Since the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pickup will be introduced first in American market, it is expected that the new car will arrive on Summer in 2018.