Despite the scandal and fraud, the Volkswagen Company is still one of the most popular companies around the world. They have so many vehicles in every segment. Importantly, all models they had are very popular and well sellers. Today, we will talk about the newest SUV model, named 2018 VW Atlas. This model will be quite a big SUV, and it will offer space for everything. This model will be the third SUV from this company. We have well known and very famous Tiguan and Touareg, and as we know, the Atlas model was planned to be between these two models. However, that is not the case. The latest Atlas model will be even large than Touareg model and the VW expect quite a lot from this SUV. Some rumors suggest that this model could use Teramont name instead of Atlas, but this is not officially confirmed by the Company. Because of that, we will use Atlas name, and in the following review, you can learn something more about it.
2018 VW Atlas Exterior design
At the first glance, this model will feature some styling cues as the CrossBlue Concept. Also, at the first glance, we can notice how massive and large this model is. So, its appearance will be certainly one of the main reasons when you need to decide whether to buy it or not. It is exceptional. Now, we will describe you some details from the outside. Up front, this model will use the same front grille as we used to see in the CrossBlue Concept. Of course, it will not be exactly the same and we can expect some minor tweaks here. This grille will be very nice and its shape is rectangular. Also, it will seats perfectly between the headlights. So, now you can conclude that the headlights and the grille are connected. The newest LED technology will most likely power all the lights in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, including headlights as well.
Thanks to that fact, the road vision at nights will be improved. Also, we didn’t mention that the headlights are exactly the same as in the CrossBlue Concept, and that is not bad at all. Under the grille, the air dam of the newest 2018 VW Atlas crossover will be also the same as in the CrossBlue, but in this model, the air dam is a bit taller. Because of that, we can’t see an opening above the air dam. At the sides, normally we can see side air vents, but in this model, here will be located fog lights powered by the LEDs. Furthermore, the hood of this model will be also exactly the same as in the mentioned Concept. The profile side of this model will be very similar as in the Kodiak and Q7 models.
Exterior dimensions: Length: 198.3 inches Width: 77.9 inches High: 69.6 inches
New 2018 VW Atlas colors:
– Reflex Silver Metallic.
– Pure White.
– Platinum Gray Metallic.
– Fortana Red Metallic.
– Deep Black Pearl.
– Tourmaline Blue Metallic.
– Kurkuma Yellow Metallic.
– Titanium Beige Metallic.
VW Atlas 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the upcoming model will be very spacious and it will offer good comfort and a lot of systems. The steering wheel of this model will have a mild flat bottom which will look very nice. Also, the steering wheel will feature a lot of buttons. Ahead of the mentioned steering wheel, new VW Atlas 2018 has VW’s digital cockpit that is very similar to the virtual cockpit that we can see in Audi models. The dashboard is nicely designed and it is very simple actually. Above the large infotainment display, we can find a small storage compartment. Mentioned infotainment will be updated compared to the Tiguan and Touareg models.
Well known Volkswagen’s Car-Net system will be offered as an optional feature, which connects mobile platforms like MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. One more optional feature will be Fender Premium audio system with 12 speakers(480 Watt amplifier). According to Company, this audio system will be the best so far when it comes to VW models. There is no official info about the interior dimensions, but we know that the cabin will be able of accommodating up to seven passengers. We can expect very easy access to the third-row seats because we can fold down the second row. All seats in the cabin will be covered by a premium leather, and all seats will have a high dose of adjustability.
There are driver assistance features and safety like:
– Forward Collision Warning,
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Adaptive Cruise Control,
– Parking Steering Assistant,
– Autonomous Emergency Braking,
– Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert,
– Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the hood, the most recent model will be very powerful and customers can expect two drivetrain options. The first one will be a 2.0-liter, turbocharged with four cylinders and direct injection engine. This engine will be capable of delivering up to 238 horsepower. If you have more power, you will be able to choose a 3.6-liter VR6. This one will deliver around 280 ponies. If you wonder, why we don’t write info about the torque, the VW didn’t announce that information yet. One thing that is certain is that the 3.6-liter engine will have 4Motion all-wheel drive type. Transmission for both engines is the eight-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Price and Release date
The release date of the approaching 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will be probably in the second half of the next year. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $55.000. With higher trim levels, that price can reach $70.000.