The 2017 VW Atlas SUV we designed for the American market. It has a standard front-wheel-drive and an optional all-wheel-drive. The new 2017 Atlas is a three-row crossover car built in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This American-model car is large and can seat 7 passengers. It is the largest car built by Volkswagen so far.
2017 VW Atlas SUV – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The exterior of the 2017 VW Atlas SUV is 198.3-inches long; 77.9-inches wide; with a height of 69.6 inches. It has long rear doors and sloping rear windows. It was built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture. This is the platform upon which Volkswagen models are built.
It is attractively designed with a broad and flat nose. The wheels and tires are very large. It comes with standard LED headlights and running lights. There will also be LED taillights. While preserving Volkswagen’s conservatism, it has dramatic fender arches that are chiseled in style.
In addition, the interior of the VW Atlas SUV 2017 is the largest of all three-row crossover cars available in the market presently. The second-row seat can be folded to gain access to the third-row seat. It can also be slid forward to make more room for those seated in the third-row seat. Also, the entry design is such that the second-row can be folded forward even with a child-restraint installed in the SUV to make it easy to crossover to the third-row seats.
The third-row can comfortably seat two adults with an ample space for luggage at the back. The second-row seat can also be slid backwards when the third-row seat is not in use. The upholstery is perforated-leather and over the first two rows of seats, is a panoramic glass sunroof. Finally, the 2017 VW Atlas SUV offers an App-connect that can work with any smartphone’s Android Auto, MirrorLink and Apple’s CarPlay.
There is an optional 12-speaker Fender Premium Audio System. It has safety features like forward-collision alert; a lane-departure warning that comes with a steering assist; a blind spot monitor; a park assist; a rear traffic alert; an adaptive cruise control and an autonomous emergency braking. So, in place of air bags, it has springs and shocks suspension.
2017 VW Atlas SUV – Powerful Engine and Performance
The new VW Atlas SUV comes with two engines that will not use diesel. They are the direct-injection 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine can generate as much as 238 hp while the 3.6-liter V6 engine can generate 280 hp. The front wheels of the 2017 VW Atlas SUV can be powered through eight-speed automatics by both engine types.
The all-wheel-drive can only be mated with the 3.6-liter V6 engine however. The all-wheel-drive offers an off-road; snow; on-road; and sport drive-mode selectors with the use of a knob on the center console. The handling is good and there is sufficient acceleration. It also met the requirement of an off-road dexterity.
2017 VW Atlas SUV – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
In conclusion, the estimated price of the 2017 VW Atlas falls within the range of $30,000 and $58,000. It will be the largest Volkswagen model to be sold in the United States.
Finally, the 2017 VW Atlas SUV is expected to be released in the Spring of 2017. Also, it is expected to debut in Southern California ahead of the Auto Show to be held in Los Angeles.