Here’s Everything We Know About the New VW Atlas SUV So far

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen News on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:01 pm
When Will the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Be Available?

When Will the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Be Available?

If you haven’t heard, VW just unveiled a brand new three-row SUV called the Atlas, and it already has drivers wondering when they will be able to get behind the wheel. The Volkswagen Atlas, set to be released as part of the 2018 model year, should be available soon. But when will that be? Read on to find out all the details you need to know about this exciting new addition to the VW SUV lineup.

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Volkswagen Atlas On-Sale Date

Let’s start with the question that is on everyone’s mind: when will it be available for a test drive? As these things usually go, we don’t have an exact date to provide to you.

That said, we know that the Atlas will be part of the 2018 model year. Volkswagen has further confirmed that the new model will launch sometime in the spring of 2017. Therefore, the wait shouldn’t be too long.

2018 vw atlas in white paint color
2018 vw atlas with black wheels

2018 VW Atlas Features and Specs

vw atlas dashboard trim designSo, what can you expect once the model becomes available? Well, we will allow the photos speak to the design, but one thing for sure is that this SUV looks good. It’s bold, yet stylish, and appears to be a great fit for the U.S. market.

Under the hood will be one of two engine options. The first is a turbocharged unit that comes standard and produces 238 horsepower. The other is an available 3.6-liter VR6 putting out 280 horsepower. Either way, you’ll have plenty of power at your disposal. On top of that, 4Motion AWD is optional.

Inside, the Atlas will comfortably seat seven adults, while giving the driver and front seat passenger access to available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment. Also available on the Atlas are driver assistance features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Traffic Alert. Safety ratings are not yet available, but it sure sounds like you’ll be able to have plenty of peace of mind in the Atlas, especially when considering that, according to Volkswagen, it “is the only vehicle in its class to offer the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.”

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There will no doubt be much more to share with you regarding the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, so if you’d like to receive updates on new info or when the model will be made available, you can contact us at Stokes Volkswagen. Don’t forget to also check back to our website blog.

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