Volkswagen Unveils the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

By blogsadmin | Posted in New Vehicles on Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

2018 Volkswagen Atlas features and specs

Volkswagen is officially throwing their hat into the family SUV ring, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last week VW unveiled their plans for the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a 3-row, 7-passenger SUV that is their leap into the heart of the American family. Big, bold, and beautiful, the 2018 Atlas comes with Volkswagen’s famous driving dynamics and hallmark detailing, yet offers more space than any Volkswagen before it.


At 16.5 feet long, 6.5 feet wide, and 5.8 feet high, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the largest Volkswagen in the U.S. to date. Engineered from Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix architecture, the Atlas sports clean lines and a retains a sense of timelessness and precision. It will come with standard LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, as well as offer LED taillights for maximum vision. The Atlas can fit up to 7 people comfortably, yet still retains classic proportions that make it comparative to others in the family SUV market.


The interior of the Atlas is extremely driver-centric, offering displays at the fingertips of the driver in order to maximize experience instead of distracting from it. The third-row can easily be accessed by an innovative folding second row, and there is plenty of cargo space in the back for everyone’s things. The Atlas also comes with Volkswagen Car-Net, which provides a suite of connected vehicle services to the driver including standard App-Connect which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.


The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will come available with two engine options, a four-cylinder 2.0-liter and direct injection TSI turbocharged engine or a 3.6 liter VR6 engine, both with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Atlas can be configured either as front-wheel-drive or with 4Motion all-wheel-drive that has a driving mode selection feature that allows the driver to choose which mode based on driving conditions.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Grille
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Rear Bumper

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Be sure to check back with our blog to stay updated on all of Volkswagen new vehicle releases, as well as more Volkswagen news and local happenings around the Orwigsburg area. If you would like to schedule a test drive in any of our currently available Volkswagen vehicles, be sure to visit us here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen near Allentown, PA.

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