2018 Volkswagen Atlas U.S. Release Date

By blogsadmin | Posted in Atlas on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 8:00 am
2017 Volkswagen Atlas Seven Passenger SUV

In late October 2016, Volkswagen unveiled an all-new SUV, built exclusively for the American market. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is set to be released in the Spring of 2017! Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Atlas will be the largest Volkswagen ever assembled in the U.S.

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When it comes to the Atlas, there’s a lot to talk about. The new SUV features five trim levels, two engine options, optional all-wheel drive, and a whole lot more catered to the American SUV buyer.

“This is the biggest and boldest Volkswagen we have ever built in the United States, delivering the distinctive design and craftsmanship we’re known for, now with room for seven, ” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North America Region, Volkswagen. “The Atlas marks a brand new journey for Volkswagen to enter into the heart of the American market.”

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas powertrain

The 2018 Atlas will come with two engine options: a four-cylinder TSI® turbo or an available, more powerful VR6®. Both engine options will come with an eight speed automatic transmission. Buyers will be able to configure the Atlas to either front-wheel or all-wheel drive system, depending on their preference.

Volkswagen understands that the American crossover SUV buyer not only values efficiency, but doesn’t want to sacrifice power. While its base four-cylinder TSI® turbo won’t have the same horsepower capability as the VR6®, it will certainly provide an invigorating driving experience.

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The Atlas features VW’s award-winning Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture to help create its bold new look. Unlike the Tiguan, the Atlas will be able to sit seven adults with room to spare in the back for gear.

The new crossover is the only vehicle in its class to offer Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, further separating itself from the competition.

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