This is the Atlas

This week, Volkswagen unveiled the Atlas: A new full-size SUV which is going to be sold in the Americas and Asia.

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The Atlas is the second SUV from Volkswagen with the new, more brutal front, after the recently updated Tiguan. It’s important to note that the Atlas is NOT the successor of the aging Touareg, that car will be replaced with another all-new model. This suggests that Volkswagen plans to sell the Atlas in specific regions, and the new Touareg in others (like Europe).

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The car will be build in the United States, based on European MQB platform, sports seven seats, and will initially be available with two engines. First is a turbocharged 2.0 four cylinder (TSI) with 238 hp, the second a 3.6 litre inline six, sporting 280 hp. No V8 or Diesel (TDI) powerplants for now.

When it comes to other features, the Atlas can be fitted with the usual range of driver assistance systems like ACC, BLIS, LDWS, Park Assist, and VW Virtual Cockpit. The car is expected in dealerships summer 2017, prices yet to be announced.

 

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