Volkswagen Atlas Ready For Los Angeles Show: Because Americans Prefer Big Cars, It Is Bigger Than The Touareg!
|   Monday, November 14, 2016
With the newest SUV, Volkswagen celebrates two premieres: firstly, VW renounces at the strategy to name all SUV brands with names that start with “T” and, secondly, it creates the biggest SUV of the brand.

Volkswagen Atlas – Exterior Design
With a length of over 5 meters, Volkswagen Atlas is even bigger than the Touareg. It has 7 seats; it is intended for families and uses motors of 241 and, respectively, 283 horsepower.

After a series of information released in the international press and accompanied by a clip revealing its design, Volkswagen has officially launched its new Atlas SUV designed especially for the United States market.


Volkswagen Atlas is the model with which the German manufacturer hopes to spark the interest of families through the 7 seats that the car provides and also with the fact that it is the biggest SUV developed by the Germans for the US market. With a length of 5037 millimeters, the new Atlas is 200 mm longer than the Touareg and it is developed on the MQB platform, the same used by the Golf, Tiguan and future Touareg.

Volkswagen Atlas – Interior Design
Volkswagen claims to have created an innovative method for folding the third row of seats, even if the on second row there is also a child seat, all in order to create a larger space for luggage.

And since we brought up the interior, it is worth mentioning that Atlas already uses the famous Digital Cockpit and the multimedia system is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink and includes a Fender premium audio system with 12 speakers and an amplifier of 480 W.

Volkswagen Atlas – Engine Range
In terms of the technical package, Atlas will be available with two petrol engines. The first is based on a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 241 hp, it has an 8-speed automatic gearbox front-wheel drive only. The second option is a 6-cylinder 3.6-liter engine capable of generating 283 horsepower that can be ordered both with front-wheel and all-wheel drive 4MOTION.

Volkswagen Atlas – Technologies
Lastly, Volkswagen Atlas also includes a number of modern technologies and the manufacturer claims it is the first SUV in its class that offers a post-collision braking system (Automatic Post-Collision Braking System), in addition to Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

Volkswagen has designed the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System on the idea that a collision is not a singular act, but the effect of several events that follow the initial impact. Basically, the system automatically operates the brakes when an initial collision is detected by sensors placed on the airbag, so that it reduces the residual kinetic energy and therefore the danger of further damages.

Atlas will be presented at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in mid-November and is scheduled for release next spring. At least for now, the new Atlas will be produced exclusively for the US market.
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