2018 Atlas SUV in Lowell, MA

Say Hello to the Latest Addition to Our Model Lineup: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas!

Despite being the newest Volkswagen model to make its debut at dealerships across the country, the Volkswagen Atlas carries sense of confidence that is prepared for any terrain you can find. That's because this brand-new midsize SUV has risen from the ashes of the Volkswagen Touareg, taking on a form that is both the brand's largest SUV model and one that is American-built to better tailor to the interests of its potential buyers. It doesn't matter where you call home in the greater Boston area, you're bound to find a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment within this large and perfectly timed vehicle.

Whether you're from Andover or Billerica, MA, the choice between the base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6 engines is one that is dependent on the level of use that you expect to achieve inside the new Atlas. The former is capable of 235-horsepower, while the latter can peak at 276-horsepower and includes an available all-wheel drive capability. While the 4-cylinder is a great option for fuel economy and price point, it is front-wheel drive only - with the available V6 bring an optional 4Motion all-wheel drive system that takes great strides towards greater capability for added traction from the all-wheel drive system. Along with its four unique driving modes for on-road, snow, off-road and a custom preset, our customers are covered across all terrain

The seven-passenger Atlas is the largest vehicle built in America by the company and rides atop Volkswagen's corporate Modular Transverse Matrix (or MQB) architecture. Measuring 198.3 inches long, 77.9 inches wide, and 69.6 inches high, it's a clone of a Ford Explorer's footprint, which is 198.3 inches long, 78.9 inches wide, and 70 inches high. "Size does matter, especially for families," said Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design. "The first designs we showed were literally too small, too compact, designed too much out of a European perspective." Bischoff could have been talking about the Volkswagen Touareg, a pricey SUV that's fallen from favor with Americans, but will continue to be sold as a luxury SUV offering by the automaker.
The specifications Two powertrains will be offered: Volkswagen's ubiquitous 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, rated at 238 horsepower or a 3.6-liter VR6 engine generating 280 horsepower. An eight-speed transmission is standard. Both front-wheel-drive and 4Motion all-wheel-drive versions will be offered. The 4Motion system will be equipped with a Driving Mode Selector to vary the SUV's response based on road conditions. A full suite of driver assistance features will be offered, including: adaptive cruise control; forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking; blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert; lane departure warning; and parking assist; and an automatic post-collision braking system.

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