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
The raked angle of the A and C pillars are designed to
suggest something of a coupe-like 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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