What's next for Volkswagen at NY auto show?

What's next for Volkswagen at NY auto show?

What's next for Volkswagen at NY auto show?

Sources familiar with the matter told the automotive publication that the concept, based on the Atlas, could be built at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant, now home to the Tiguan, Passat, Atlas and upcoming 5-seater Atlas variant.

Volkswagen has made no secret of its intent to offer more locally-tailored products in the US market has it attempts to grab additional market share.

The new truck would be a unibody construction and based on the MQB platform used by the 7-seat version of the Atlas SUV.

US consumers are increasingly shifting to light trucks - notably crossovers, SUVs and pickups - prompting automakers to dramatically retool product plans and in some cases, pare unprofitable auto models from their lineups.

Since the September 2015 VW scandal there have been growing concerns over nitrogen dioxide emissions. What's more, it would be built in the Chattanooga assembly plant in Tennessee, instead of being imported from elsewhere; the Amarok, for example, is built in Argentina. Sources tell the publication that the pickup truck could enter production fairly quickly as well and has support from VW's executive ranks.

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A Volkswagen Atlas-based pickup may be in the works.

If you've spent anytime overseas or south of the border-chances are you may have spotted a Volkswagen pickup truck called the Amarok or a smaller one called the Saveiro. The truck is expected to be based on the Atlas large crossover and slot within the midsize pickup market.

By comparison, the concept to be shown in NY will be based on a unibody platform - similar to the Ridgeline - and targeted more at lifestyle-oriented pickup owners who don't need to pile 1,950 pounds or more into the bed of the truck.

"I managed to get across". By comparison, the Atlas crossover starts at $31,675 (including shipping).

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