Volkswagen Atlas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Volkswagen Atlas
VW Atlas P4250863.jpg
Volkswagen Atlas
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Also called Volkswagen Teramont (China, Middle East, Russia)
Production 2017–present
Model years 2018–present
Assembly Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Ningbo, China (SAIC-VW)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size SUV[1][disputed ]
Body style 5-door SUV
Platform MQB
Dimensions
Wheelbase 117.3 inches (2,979 mm)[2]
Length 198.3 inches (5,037 mm)[3]
Width 77.9 inches (1,979 mm)[3]
Height 69.6 inches (1,768 mm)[3]
Chronology
Predecessor Volkswagen Routan[4]
Volkswagen Touareg (North America)
Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas is a mid-size[5][disputed ] sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen at its Chattanooga plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the United States. The Atlas is the largest vehicle produced on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, and features a transverse mounted inline-four or Volkswagen's narrow angle V6.[3][6]

The Atlas is marketed as the Volkswagen Teramont in Middle East[7] China and Russia[8], where production in Ningbo began in 2017.[9]

History[edit]

The Volkswagen CrossBlue previewed the Atlas/Teramont as a concept diesel plug-in-hybrid mid-size crossover SUV in 2013. The Atlas was introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles on November 17, 2016.[10] It went on sale in the United States and Canada in May 2017 as a 2018 model, with a MSRP starting at $30,500 (USD).[11]

Class exclusive features include the VW Digital Cockpit (TFT instrument cluster), a six year, 72,000 mile limited new vehicle warranty (which is fully transferable to a new owner at no extra cost), an available 96.8 cubic feet of rear cargo space (with all rear seats folded flat), seventeen total cup holders, a second row bench seat with room for three child safety seats, a third row seating area that can be accessed with child safety seats still in place, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity with Volkswagen CarNet and MirrorLink, seven total stability enhancing systems, and available Volkswagen 4Motion four wheel drive system with Active Control (on most models). [12]

Details[edit]

Engines[edit]

The Atlas has two gasoline engine options in the United States:[13]

  • 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder (I4) gasoline, 235 horsepower (175 kW), 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) of torque
  • 3.6L six cylinder (V6) gasoline, 276 horsepower (206 kW), 266 lb⋅ft (361 N⋅m) of torque

Safety[edit]

The 2018 Atlas received the IIHS "Top Safety Pick" rating after earning "Good" ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and a "Superior" rating on the front crash prevention test.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 VW Atlas - midsize family SUV". Volkswagen America, Inc. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Volkswagen Atlas Features and Specs". Caranddriver.com. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2018 Volkswagen Atlas Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver". Caranddriver.com. 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  4. ^ "VW axes Routan van, mulls 7-passenger SUV replacement". USA Today. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  5. ^ "2018 VW Atlas - midsize family SUV". Volkswagen America, Inc. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Tahaney, Ed (2016-10-27). "2018 Volkswagen Atlas First Look | Automobile Magazine". Automobilemag.com. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  7. ^ "The all-new Teramont". volkswagen-me.info. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Volkswagen Teramount Russia". Retrieved 14 May 2018. 
  9. ^ Volkswagen Teramont SUV For China is Similar to Atlas SUV. Accessed November 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "Volkswagen Gives Its SUV a Name Americans Can Pronounce" from Bloomberg News (November 17, 2016)
  11. ^ "VW Atlas base price will start near $30,000" from Autoblog (March 7, 2017)
  12. ^ "2018 VW Atlas - midsize family SUV - Volkswagen". www.vw.com. 
  13. ^ "2018 VW Atlas - midsize family SUV". Volkswagen America, Inc. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "New Volkswagen SUV earns 2017 Top Safety Pick award". Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a new midsize SUV, earns the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. 

External links[edit]