The Volkswagen Advanced Activity Concept (AAC) was displayed
at the 2000 Detroit Motor Show.
The Advanced Activity Concept was a
four-wheel drive, sports-styled, pickup powered by a 313
hp (230 kW) V10, twin turbocharged,
TDI diesel engine. Peak torque is 750 Newton-meters.
A six-speed automatic
transmission with Tiptronic manual shift mode transmits
engine power to a permanent four-wheel drive system. When
crossing difficult off-road terrain, an extra-low off-road
ratio and two differential locks can be selected electronically.
On the Volkswagen Advanced Activity Concept these systems
are accompanied by an electronic differential lock (EDS)
at all four driven wheels. The electronic stability program
(ESP) also helps to counteract difficult driving situations.
The AAC concept car has independent suspension with double
wishbones at all four wheels.
The A-posts of the VW AAC are steeply raked, and the C-posts
which slope down at an angle to the load platform are
all significant styling elements that combine to suggest
something of a coupe body style.
The Advanced Activity Concept's doors are unlocked by
a bizarrely named remote control called the "Communicator".
Not until this is inserted in a special holder on the
top of the dashboard can the V10 engine be started by
pressing a separate starter button.
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Volkswagen Concept R
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Volkswagen Concept T
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