2018 Volkswagen Atlas The Biggest VW SUV For The USA

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will have to carry a large weight on its shoulders; VW are hoping to rebuild their reputation, and the Atlas will be the starting point, heck, it will even be the first VeeDub built solely in the U.S. – it’s pretty much made for the American market.

Thanks to that scandal, Volkswagen will be doing all they can to win back custom, so expect a good level of equipment (even on the base model) and a well put-together SUV – this definitely won’t be bargain basement material.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Release date

As far as VW are concerned, the sooner the better; they need to start building bridges and fixing things, so they won’t be hanging around when it comes to launching the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a proper quality, full-size SUV – we think it’s going to be in the showrooms come Spring 2017.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Price

Again, this is where the customer is going to benefit; for a start, Volkswagen won’t be asking for huge sums of money (certainly not for the base model), and you can bet that the dealers will be offering significant discounts from the official list price. We think that the Atlas will start in the region of between $35,000 to $38,000.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Redesign and Сhanges

The Atlas is a brand new SUV, designed primarily for the American market, and its full size; 198.3” long, 77.9” wide and 69.6” tall. A three row SUV, capable of carrying 7 passengers, you’d even fit two adults on the third row and have room for luggage behind them.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Specs

Under the hood will be two choices of motor – a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo making 238 BHP or 3.6 liter VR6 with 280 BHP, transmission will be through an 8-speed auto with manual mode and all 4-cylinder vehicles will have front-wheel drive, while the VR6 version will have 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Equipment

Expect to see a vast array of equipment, both as standard an optional, all the usual toys are there … Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, 12 speaker Fender audio system, forward collision alert, lane departure with steering assistance, Digital Cockpit (replacing the analogue gauges), adaptive cruise control, auto emergency forward braking, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert and post collision braking – to minimize the risk of a secondary collision.

Of course, navigation, leather and other features will be available, it’s just finding out what will be fitted as standard.
Outside, the styling is reminiscent of a larger Jeep Grand Cherokee; flat nosed and flat-topped wheel openings. LED lighting (including DRL’s) at the front is standard, LED taillights are optional.

2016-12-13 by Luke Widmeyer