It hasn’t been secret anymore that VW is reading to offer the seven-seat SUV. The 2018 VW Atlas has been unveiled and it will appear at the showrooms in the spring of 2017. This large three-row SUV will be equipped with from advanced safety products over the modern infotainment platform to five cuts and two powertrains. With all it promises to create, it will be more than ready to move against models like the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, etc.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT:
Every key model possess an array of crossovers and SUVs in their lineup and several manufacturers continue to increase their present also further. In like that, they are trying to protect every probable need of the buyers and become more competitive in that lucrative segment. VW is, possibly, a bit late in the game and two of its models the compact Tiguan and bigger Touareg might not be enough but with the new Atlas, it would get back in the race. With this model, VW is aiming the US industry and Atlas will get every thing it needs for this market. It will in actuality be the first SUV that VW will generate in America.
2018 VW ATLAS: PLATFORM, STYLING, INTERIOR
The 2018 VW Atlas may, of course, ride on VW’s MQB platform and will get all of its benefits. This time VW stretched this platform to their limits and the Atlas may have 198.3 inches in length. On the other hand, it may have 77.9 inches in thickness and 69.6 inches in height.
The styling requires some cues from the CrossBlue concept model but even offers some similarities with the Q7 and Skoda Kodiaq. The grille is very common sort from the mentioned concept model as well as the headlights. All models will have LED-based headlights highlighted with LED DRLs while LED taillights will be optional.
The model will also contain common wrinkles on the hood and different things like the front bumper and rear side design. There will, however, be interesting profile-side lines that stay over the wheel wells and are connected with the line that runs bellow the door handles.
Inside, the Atlas may present upscale functions and design. Their huge amounts will also provide chairs for seven people and their cargo. Easyly configurable middle and rear seats when folded down, may open 96.8 cu ft of cargo space. The long rear doors will also ensure a straightforward access for the rear passengers.
TECH AND SAFETY FEATURES:
As for available gear, the Atlas will come in five trims. All models will come with infotainment system with incorporated Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirror Link. The model is likewise available having an 8-inch center screen and will also offer a premium 12-speaker Fender sound system. If that is not enough, also available is so named Digital Cockpit which includes a 12.3-inches configurable tool panel.
But, aside from mentioned leisure and information feature, Atlas won’t lack with advanced safety functions either. Because situation, it will present programs like forward collision caution with automatic emergency braking, rear traffic attentive, blind-zone tracking street departure caution, post-collision braking, adaptive cruise get a grip on, etc.
2018 VW ATLAS: POWERTRAINS
Two engine options may power the 2018 VW Atlas. As the typical giving comes a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It is capable for 238 hp while the torque must be somewhere between 258 and 273 lb-ft. If you want more energy, a 3.6-liter six-cylinder will be available. It will be excellent for 280 hp and torque must be around 258 lb-ft.
Both engines will include an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel get will be typical with the four-cylinder engine. The 4Motion all-wheel get will be reserved for the six-cylinder engine powered.
2018 VW ATLAS: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The biggest SUV in VW’s lineup may hit showrooms next spring. The price of the 2018 VW Atlas will range from $35, 000 to $45, 000.