Truth to be told, Volkswagen needs a branded-new, affordable prize winner to be offered at the sales market after all the sadly remembered “Dieselgates”. And they gonna have to do their best in creating such a beastie, hard to miss and rugged. Now then, Volkswagen claims this three-row SUV to be the roomiest and biggest VW ever built in the USA. According to the statement, the mid-size crossover can seat seven passengers and will be definitely competitively priced - that's the stuff to give the troops!
Along with the space enough, the Atlas is AWD available featuring a bold, distinct design and the engine options. One can opt for a 2.0-litre Turbo 4-cylinder to output 238 horsepower, or pick a 3.6-litre 6-cylinder unit up to deliver 280 ponies as well, both offered with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the AWD option to be configured. No diesel would be available.
In terms of the exterior design, the Atlas boasts a bold, rugged styling and MQB architecture with well-pronounced wheel arches, huge LED headlights as well as day running lights, focusing the elevated ride and exaggeratedly masculine look of an SUV. The 2018 VW Atlas is large measuring 69.9 inches in height, 77.9 inches wide and 198.3 inches long. The big benefit is you are getting a third row of seats to host two adults, with a multitude of features such as the ASS, Front Assist, Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning systems along with the Blind Spot Monitor. The Atlas is expected to hit the sales market next spring.