In the US, there was a presentation Volkswagen Atlas – the first full-size SUV in the range of the German automaker.
Volkswagen Atlas Manufacturing will be carried out at the factory in Chattanooga (USA). The target market for the model is North America.
For the USA
Atlas is aimed primarily at the US market. He – the largest in the Volkswagen line and perhaps the biggest car on the MQB modular chassis. It’s length – 5029 mm (233 mm more than the Tuareg), width – 1956 mm, and height – 1753 mm. That is a novelty in almost all areas larger than the Toyota Highlander, and its distance from the “nose” to “tail” is superior to that of the Honda Pilot.
One of the main advantages of a novelty – a spacious interior with three rows of seats. The architecture of the front panel is typically VWs: close the emblem on the steering wheel, and even in this case, to identify the mark would be an elementary task. Torpedo resembles the front panel of the compact Tiguan, except that the vents are not located on a multimedia monitor, and laterally.
Equipment includes a wide range of active safety systems: cruise control, automatic braking in the event of risk of collision and automatic braking system, which responds immediately after the collision, monitoring blind spots, assistant, warning of Lane Departure, and the parking assistant.
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Volkswagen Atlas will be equipped with petrol engines volume of 3.6 and 2 liters. The 2.0-liter engine equipped with a turbocharger system and develops 238 hp, while the 3.6-liter unit – 280 hp Both engines are aggregated with 8-speed automatic transmission. Machines with a 2.0-liter engine can be front- or all-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter items – all-wheel drive only.