The Atlas, launched in the USA in 2017, is based on the modular transverse toolkit (MQB) – one of the most innovative technical platforms in the automotive industry. The seven-seater SUV, which is 5,037 mm long, 1,979 mm wide and 1,768 mm high, is the largest MQB model to date. With this all-rounder, Volkswagen has successfully entered the key US segment of the mid-size SUV – a type of vehicle often favored by families. The Atlas is powered either by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 175 kW / 238 PS or by a VR6 unit with 206 kW / 280 PS. Optionally, the VR6 may be combined with four-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes: eight-speed automatic transmission, LED headlights and App-Connect as a smart phone interface. The Atlas is manufactured at the US plant in Chattanooga.
Addition to the SUV family in the Middle East: Volkswagen launches new seven-seater TeramontVolkswagen will launch its new Teramont SUV in the Middle East. As a seven-seater, it is the first Volkswagen of its kind in this region. Its American counterpart – named Volkswagen Atlas – has already won several awards. Since 2017, the large SUV has also stirred great interest among customers in China. This titan of the road is now forging ahead as part of Volkswagen's SUV success story.
World premiere of the Volkswagen Atlas – all-new seven-seater SUV for AmericaWorld premiere of the Volkswagen Atlas in California! The new seven-seater SUV for the US market was unveiled last night on Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66. The Atlas launches a new chapter in the company's American history. The new model will be built in Chattanooga (Tennessee) for the North American market and offers innovative technology and spaciousness. In addition, the new Atlas thrills with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail.