|2018 Volkswagen Atlas Reviews and Performance|
2018 Volkswagen Atlas - The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas isn't the Microbus a few of us have been seeking after, however the hybrid is an essentially critical vehicle for the automaker. It comes all right starts to recoup from its diesel outflows emergency and it at long last gives VW a three-push hybrid to go up against entrenched contenders, for example, the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Nissan Pathfinder. That is an intense group, however VW thinks the 2018 Atlas has a battling chance with two motor options, a "gigantic inside," and heaps of innovation.
As already reported, the front-and all-wheel-drive Atlas depends on VW's transverse MQB stage imparted to the Golf and new Tiguan. The base motor will be a 2.0-liter, turbocharged I-4 making 238 hp. The more aggressive powertrain will be a 3.6-liter, normally suctioned VR6 evaluated at 280 hp, in accordance with most players in the fragment. Both motors are mated to an eight-speed programmed, however 4Motion all-wheel drive must be optioned with the VR6. The 4Motion models will likewise highlight various drive modes, including one advanced for snow and another for going 4x4 romping.
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas|
EPA figures and evaluated execution details will come later. All things considered, we as of late tested a six-barrel fueled model and found the motor impelled the hybrid "up to rock street speeds with sensible power—at any rate with two individuals on board."
Volkswagen hasn't discharged measurements for the indicated "gigantic" inside, however our constrained involvement with the model demonstrated a large third-push, alongside adaptable second-push seats. The Atlas has a general length of 198.3 inches and its width traverses 77.9 inches, measurements that are like the Explorer and Pathfinder.
On the tech front, the 2018 Atlas profits by VW's redesigned infotainment framework with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink availability. The infotainment framework highlights a touchscreen, however the interface additionally incorporates catches and handles. The Atlas can likewise be optioned with a computerized instrument board, alongside a Fender sound framework, and an extensive rundown of cutting edge wellbeing and driver help highlights. Versatile voyage control, for instance, is accessible, just like a blind side screen, forward crash aversion, path keeping help, post-impact braking, and a stopping colleague. Driven headlights will be standard, however coordinating LED taillights are discretionary.
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior|
Like most VWs, the inside is moderately clear. The touchscreen sits high on the dash and atmosphere controls are essentially laid out. The push-catch start is keenly set beside the rigging selector, and an electronic stopping brake switch authorizes space for the huge cupholders and extra comfort stockpiling. Higher trim levels will have punctured cowhide, alongside metallic and wood-like trim.
The 2018 Atlas' outside styling mirrors the CrossBlue idea we first observed in 2013. The general shape is square shaped, giving the Atlas an a great deal more solid look contrasted with the sloppy bends found in many contenders. The front end highlights a basic two-bar grille with square fog light lodging, with a couple forcefully wrinkled lines on the hood. The same goes for the side profile, where wrinkles highlight the wheel wells and the character line running beneath the entryway handles. Then, the backside offers prompts with the 2018 Tiguan and showcases a couple of premium touches like the chrome strip with the decorated Atlas identification, and double fumes tips that are incorporated in the lower guard.
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine|
Volkswagen says the Atlas will be offered in five trim levels. Points of interest are as yet anticipated, however it ought to mirror other VW models like the Passat, which comes in S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, and SEL Premium trims.
The Atlas will be created at VW's plant in Tennessee close by the Passat. The hybrid is slated to make a big appearance at the 2016 Los Angeles automobile fair before achieving dealership this Spring. VW ought to uncover more subtle elements and evaluating before then, and we're hoping to perceiving how it measures up to the class pioneers.