The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is an all-American pickup

VW has made its most-American vehicle even more American, by turning it into a pickup.

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The Atlas Tanoak is based on the popular Tennessee-built Atlas SUV. That makes it similar to the Honda Pilot-based Ridgeline pickup, and means it has a car-like ride, a V6 engine and all-wheel-drive.

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But there’s a big bed in the back, and nearly ten inches of ground clearance underneath. It also gets is own grille and lighting designs, and a front bumper that boastfully displays the Atlas name.

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It’s only a concept for now, however, but VW might make it if enough people raise their hands. In the meantime, it has confirmed plans to produce a two-row version of the Atlas called the Cross Sport, which debuted alongside the Tanorak at the New York International Auto Show.

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And if you were wondering, Tanoak is the name of a tree.

An American tree.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor. Follow him on Twitter @garygastelu