The 2017 Volkswagen Atlas, a spacious seven-seater SUV was revealed at the Los Angeles auto expo and the brand is keen on making its mark felt in the North American region.
The model is aptly named Atlas, as VW is interested in showcasing the new SUV as their comeback choice and prove their mettle. The diesel emission scandal took a huge toll on the brand and its reputation among general audience. People may simply choose to ignore Volkswagen because they didn’t deliver on their promise but with a compelling car like this one, buyers might probably think twice before saying no to it. The car is being showcased at the LA show floor at the moment and the designers have revealed the technical specification of this upcoming model.
Termed as the largest car ever from Volkswagen, the 2017 Atlas SUV measures at 5,037mm in length and is 1,979mm wide. The interiors are expected to be very roomy with lots of space for passengers and the car has already managed to beat it’s Skoda Kodiaq. The newly launched Kodiaq is VW’s sister concern but with the most popular brand’s name at sake, they are going to leave no stones unturned to ensure they capture the hearts of the North American audience with this launch.
The 2017 Volkswagen Atlas is mounted on the MQB platform with a bluff front fascia. It features two bar chrome finished grille with square shaped LED lamps and the bonnet is equally square like. The side of the car reminds us that its a full sized SUV and even though it doesn’t look so stylish, it does satisfy the purpose. The car tries to borrow multiple design aspects from the Volkswagen Tiguan, Bentley Bentayga to put the best of large cars together in one complete package.
An aesthetically designed interior uses large screen center console with the Car Net infotainment system. It supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink technologies. Aural experience is rendered by Fender’s 12-speaker audio system. The base model uses a 2.0-liter TSI turbo petrol system producing about 234 horsepower while a more powerful 3.6-liter VR6 engine delivers 275 horsepower. The powertrains are mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox with front wheel drive while there is an option to upgrade it to an all-wheel drive by paying additional cost. The 2017 Volkswagen Atlas SUV pricing was not announced at the LA expo but it’s expected to be confirmed soon.