Monday, 15 October, 2018

Volkswagen reveals first images of Atlas Cross Sport SUV concept

Volkswagen reveals first images of Atlas Cross Sport SUV concept Volkswagen reveals first images of Atlas Cross Sport SUV concept
Pete Mitchell | 29 March, 2018, 02:14

Volkswagen started with the Atlas 7-seat SUV and its underlying MQB platform, then injected 16 inches of extra length.

At 214.1 inches long, 15.8 inches longer than the Atlas, the Atlas Tanoak concept is a large midsize pickup.

The VW Tanoak-yeah, this is a typically inscrutable Volkswagen name, though with an American connection- is based on the Atlas three-row sport/utility vehicle.

Volkswagen unveiled the Atlas Cross Sport SUV concept on Tuesday. At the back, there's a 64-inch long bed, while the cabin has room for five.

The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.

It looks beefier than the Atlas from the side, with the wheel arches scoring more cladding for greater muscle, swallowing the 20-inch wheels and 275/55 tyres easily.

The exterior includes a two-bar grille at the front that are illuminated in white and operates as LED daytime running lights, according to the company. The cab and bed are painted in Red Earth. In contrast, the Atlas Tanoak is a more car-like unibody design.

More news: No victor for Mega Millions
More news: Waymo, Jaguar Land Rover form autonomous driving partnership
More news: Twitter, Inc | $TWTR Stock | Social Media Giant Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

Moving inside, the concept's layout is almost identical to that of the seven-seat Atlas, but there are more gizmos here to befit its status as a show vehicle. Pinstripe LED lighting runs the shoulder-line of the cabin, changing between blue and yellow depending on which drive mode you're in.

The VW Atlas Tanoak concept is powered by the automaker's venerable 3.6-liter V-6, rated 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Moving inside, a 10.1-in touchscreen with proximity sensors and gesture control provides access to all infotainment functions for both driver and front passenger, while the 12.3-in Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with 1,440 x 540 pixel resolution lets the driver control and view driving mode and navigation information.

As far as controlling the automatic, "it was intentionally created to be very sturdy, so that it can be operated every day by people who are used to driving a pickup, even while wearing work gloves", Volkswagen noted in a release. Meanwhile, the interior caters to the fans of technology and luxury that enjoy the feeling of being pampered after a long day of experiencing the many splendors of the American outdoors.

Our biggest frustration, of course, is that VW is insisting that right now it has no production plans for the truck.

In this case, as the name implies, that means the same architecture as the three-row Atlas SUV Volkswagen launched barely a year ago - and the two row Sport Cross Concept debuting in NY that will return in production form in 2019, part of what Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken refers to as the new "Atlas family". It might seem hard to believe, once you see the Tanoak, but it shares the same underlying architecture as such VW classics as the Golf and Jetta, never mind the bigger Passat.

Recommended

Opening Day Forecast: Warmer with a Chance of Rain This will allow our temperatures to get around 60F, which is much cooler than where we should be for this time of the year. There is a chance for significant rain on Friday; however the models are trending further west with the heaviest rains.

Wednesday morning First Alert forecast Weekend high temperatures will likely top out in the mid 50s both days, which is close to average for late March into early April. The forecast for Opening Day at Comerica Park on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates comes with good and bad news.

Saints cheerleader fired over Instagram photo files complaint claiming discrimination Saints cheerleader fired over Instagram photo files complaint claiming discrimination Davis' attorney says the EEOC will investigate the allegations of gender discrimination and make a determination. The Saints say that the rules have been set in place to protect cheerleaders from players preying on them.

Suspicious Packages Containing Explosives Sent To Several Military Installations Around Washington DC Suspicious Packages Containing Explosives Sent To Several Military Installations Around Washington DC An Army bomb squad confirmed that the package tested positive for explosive residue and determined a fuse was attached, he said. Authorities extracted a video from one of the attacker's three mobile phones and are analyzing it to find a motive.

No State Charges Filed In Alton Sterling Shooting Death No State Charges Filed In Alton Sterling Shooting Death Believing Sterling was the man referenced in the 911 call, officers and Sterling scuffled which led to Sterling's tragic death. Chris Stewart, an Atlanta-based lawyer representing Sterlings' relatives, said the family was disappointed by the decision.

French praise policeman in hostage swap French praise policeman in hostage swap He then fired on a group of gendarmes jogging outside their barracks before seizing hostages at the supermarket in nearby Trebes. One of the officers was shot in the shoulder but the injury is not life-threatening, a police spokesman told the news service.

Renshaw returns to Australian Test squad Renshaw returns to Australian Test squad Before the proceedings started, the players talked to Australian Cricketers' Association chief executive Alister Nicholson. Burns has not represented his country since the last series against South Africa on home soil in 2016.

Weather Forecast: Unsettled and cooler weather continues Weather Forecast: Unsettled and cooler weather continues Highs will range from the mid 40s in North Jersey and along the Jersey Shore, to near 50 degrees for interior South Jersey. This will allow our temperatures to get around 60F, which is much cooler than where we should be for this time of the year.

Nvidia Is the Latest to Suspend Self-Driving Car Tests Nvidia Is the Latest to Suspend Self-Driving Car Tests The chipmaker is testing self-driving technology globally including in New Jersey, Santa Clara, Japan and Germany. This happens 30 times a second and validates algorithms to ensure the simulated vehicle is operating correctly.

Who Bit Beyoncé in the Face? Chrissy Teigen Has the Answer Who Bit Beyoncé in the Face? Chrissy Teigen Has the Answer Sara Foster and Sanaa Lathan are on the growing list of celebrities that Beyonce fans are convinced bit the singer. According to Haddish, at the party, an actress - whom she wouldn't name - was "just, like, doing the mostest".

United States census: pledge to add citizenship question prompts outcry United States  census: pledge to add citizenship question prompts outcry Census Bureau announced the addition , incorrectly contending that the addition would "help enforce the Voting Rights Act". House of Representatives and can have a significant effect on the way congressional and state voting districts are drawn.

Police question Israeli PM Netanyahu in telecoms case Police question Israeli PM Netanyahu in telecoms case However, surveys also show that about half of Israelis believe the police over Netanyahu and think he should step down. In its report, Peace Now stopped short of blaming the jump in construction exclusively on White House policies.

Karnataka assembly polls on May 12, counting on May 15 Karnataka assembly polls on May 12, counting on May 15 Malviya wrote on Twitter , before deleting the tweet: "Karnataka will vote on 12 May 2018, counting on 18 May 2018". The previous assembly polls were held on May 5 in 2013 in a single phase, with 2,948 candidates in the fray.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un visits China, says report North Korea leader Kim Jong-un visits China, says report Ahead of his proposed summit with US leader Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported that Kim was in Beijing , citing three sources. Mending his relationship with China would be huge for Kim ahead of the summits with South Korea and the U.S.

Facebook issues print ad apology in papers for Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook issues print ad apology in papers for Cambridge Analytica scandal Video: Can Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook survive? One ad also ran in The Observer , the British publication that broke the story . In the statement, the CEO discusses how the company intends to fix this glaring disaster moving forward.