2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3-Row SUV Debuts

While the nation has seen a small car boom, crossover SUVs are proving to be one of America’s hottest new commodities. The segment is growing rapidly, demonstrating that in some cases Americans still think: the bigger the better. Particularly for families who need the space, three-row crossover SUVs are desirable assets, and Volkswagen plans to offer its own very soon.

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is going to be the largest SUV in the VW lineup, and when it goes on sale in Phoenix this coming spring, it’ll offer the following perks.

VW Atlas Passenger & Cargo Space
Atlas offers seven-passenger seating that’s perfect for large families and carpooling duties. Accessing the third-row is super easy thanks to an innovative system that enables the second-row to tilt forward – even when a child seat is installed. When you need to carry lots of cargo, all rear seats fold down to the floor with ease, opening up a max cargo space of 96.8 cubic feet.

Atlas Horsepower & Powertrain Info
Two engines will be offered on the Volkswagen Atlas in Phoenix: a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder with 238 horsepower and a larger 3.6-liter V6 engine with 280 hp. To help enhance efficiency, an eight-speed transmission comes standard and it can send power to either a front-wheel or 4Motion all-wheel drivetrain depending on the selected engine. With the AWD system, a Driving Mode Selection feature is included.

Driver-Assist Technologies
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers several safety technologies, including a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Assist, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist. In addition, it’s going to be the only SUV in its segment that offers Automatic Post-Collision Braking.

Entertainment Features
In-demand features are a highpoint with Atlas. The SUV offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink to provide seamless smartphone integration for the mobile generation. Volkswagen’s Car-Net system will also be offered and it provides access to a world of services and apps. Another highlight is the available Fender Premium Audio System, which includes 12 speakers for an immersive sound experience.

VW Atlas Paint Colors
Eight paint colors are available including Reflex Silver Metallic, Titanium Beige Metallic, Pure White, Platinum Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Kurkuma Yellow Metallic and Fortana Red Metallic.

When spring rolls around, look out for the 2018 VW Atlas at our dealership in Phoenix, Arizona!

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