When it arrives this summer, the brand new 2018 Atlas will be the newest addition to the Volkswagen line-up.
A full sized SUV, the Atlas will be the largest Volkswagen ever sold in the North American market.
With available seating for seven passengers and cargo, this vehicle is designed for people on the move who take their leisure time seriously.
There is an adult sized third row, stowaway middle row seats, and still plenty of room left over for gear for those weekend getaway trips.
The Atlas will be offered in five trim levels – each with their own unique touches that make each model special.
With bold and well defined lines on the body contour, the front end is shaped by standard LED headlights and running lights.
Under the hood there are two choices when it comes to a powerplant.
A 2.0 L four cylinder engines that produces 238 horsepower is the standard offering.
Or you can step up to to a 3.6 L VR6 that produces 280 horsepower.
The powerplant is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that comes with a manual shift mode.
All four-cylinder models of the Atlas will feature front wheel drive while the VR6 will be available with Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system with a drive-mode selector.
Keeping up with modern technology, there is a variety of driver assist functions available.
These include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, and lane-departure warning with steering assist.
Inside the Altas features an intuitive infotainment system with a high quality sound system, App-Connect, and push-button start.
Tailor made for the North American market and lifestyle, the new 2018 Atlas is a much anticipated SUV that will certainly be receiving a lot of attention when it arrives this summer.