After struggling in the SUV section with the two-row and quite expensive Touareg, Volkswagen lastly revealed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand name new, we don’t expect any big changes when the 2019 Atlas rolls in.
Volkswagen will invest around $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to around $900 million currently invested to broaden the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variation will mark the third Volkswagen model assembled at the Chattanooga factory, which also makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we anticipate no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body gives Volkswagen a ruggedness it’s missed in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly basic look as the exterior, yet still generates some of the premium features VW buyers anticipate, consisting of the offered Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With everything else staying the exact same, we anticipate the basic features to carry over too. If this proves true, look for the 2019 Atlas to come standard with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone environment control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also anticipate no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so search for it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Bear in mind that this base engine is available beyond the base S trim, but just by special factory order. The optional engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission in the 2019 Atlas will remain the eight-speed automated. Front-wheel drive is basic, but all-wheel drive is also available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its debut year, the Atlas got the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It got “Good” scores in all five crash tests and a “Superior” ranking in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the leading score was its “Marginal” rating in the new headlight test. With no changes in the works, search for these rankings to remain the same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no official release date, we anticipate to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. Without any changes in store, we expect pricing to remain approximately the exact same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location costs included) depending on equipment. Key competitors include the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.
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