Volkswagen Atlas R — New Volkswagen Atlas Comes With ‘R’ Suit and Pumpkin Orange Body. The new Volkswagen Atlas marks the Germany company’s effort to enter USA’s SUV market, and they go bold with it. The 7-seater SUV that was revealed in last Los Angeles Auto Show is Volkswagen biggest SUV to date, even bigger than the gigantic Touareg SUV. With its vibrant orange hue, it is impossible not to notice this car on the street.
Volkswagen Atlas R Specifications
Volkswagen Atlas is built on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix architecture that is also underpinned Golf. Beside its pumpkin orange body paint, the most noteworthy design elements lie on the front grille. The top range will get R badge on the middle left part of the blacked-out grille.
Furthermore, this new Volkswagen Atlas R car also comes with sportier and beefier side skirts, redesigned front and rear bumper as well as new wheels. The dimension is measured at 198.3” long, 77.9” wide and 69.6” high, consequently, makes this car slightly longer than Touareg.
To adjust with North American market’s preference, this 2018 Atlas R car is equipped with the high end infotainment system and safety features. It comes with the digital cockpit, Car-Net infotainment system, and smart-phone connectivity. Fender Premium Audio with 12 speakers and 480 Watt amplifier is also available to spice up the atmosphere.
Meanwhile, the safety and driving assistance features consist of Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control System, Blind Spot Monitoring and Forward Collision Warning. Moreover, it also offers Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. That which means Atlas is the first Volkswagen car that features that new sophisticated system.
Engine — Volkswagen Atlas R 2018
Two options of the engine are available. The first one 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine which is rated at 238 HP. The engine is paired to 8-speed automatic transmission, and the power is only sent to the front wheels.
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Meanwhile, the second one is 3.6 L V6 engine that offers higher power at 280 HP and mated to the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the 4-cylinder engine, the later offers AWD for its higher end models.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas R Price and Release Date
The competition in USA’s SUV market is fierce. And, at first glance, there is nothing special about the performance and design of Volkswagen Atlas. However, the selling point of this SUV is not on those two points but its practicality as a spacious 7-seater SUV. It seems like we can’t predict anything yet so let’s just wait for the car to commence sales in Spring 2017 with around $30.000 to $45.000 price tag.
#Photo credits: X-Tomi Design.
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