For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen is introducing a new SUV model called the Atlas. The all-new VW Atlas is large and in charge in an All-American way, as families will love its roomy interior, comfortable ride, strong engine, and great interior features.
At least at first, all Atlas models will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 276 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will come standard, but 4Motion® all-wheel-drive will be available on all trims. Later in the model year, VW will add an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
The Atlas has a host of available advanced safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. These features come standard on the SE (with the Tech package), SEL, and SEL Premium models. With these features and more, it earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is already available right here at Gossett VW Porsche. Stop by today and take it out for a test drive.
Volkswagen is turning its eye towards the American automotive market, where larger SUVs are selling like hotcakes. The European brand has long chosen to develop premium mid-size vehicles, but it’s changing course with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas—a full-size three-row SUV designed for American families.
“After spending a few weeks with our own 2018 Atlas, it’s clear VW built an ultra-functional, family-friendly three-row SUV,” Consumer Reports said in their review.
Unlike many full-size SUVs, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a comfortable, firm ride on paved roadways. The standard all-wheel drive configuration offers responsive handling.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas features a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. That smooth-shifting powertrain delivers a hearty 276 hp. Later this year, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will offer 235 hp and improved efficiency.
The Volkswagen Atlas features sharp exterior styling that sets it apart from its closest competitors. The spacious interior offers three-row seating that’s perfect for larger families.
Premium materials and ergonomic controls make long road trips not only manageable, but enjoyable. The 6.5-inch and 8-inch touchscreen systems offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.
We here at Gossett Volkswagen Porsche are happy to see the 2018 Atlas getting the praise it deserves!