After having a hard time in the SUV sector with the two-row and quite pricey Touareg, Volkswagen finally exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand brand-new, we don’t expect any big changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest roughly $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to roughly $900 million currently invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variant will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model put together at the Chattanooga factory, which likewise makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we expect no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body offers Volkswagen a ruggedness it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly basic look as the exterior, yet still brings in a few of the premium features VW buyers expect, including the available Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With whatever else staying the exact same, we anticipate the standard features to rollover too. If this proves real, try to find the 2019 Atlas to come basic with cloth seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We likewise expect no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so try to find it to come basic with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Keep in mind that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, however only by special factory order. The optional engine will stay a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission in the 2019 Atlas will stay the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is basic, but all-wheel drive is also available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its launching year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick ranking– its second-highest honor. It received “Good” rankings in all five crash tests and a “Superior” rating in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top score was its “Marginal” ranking in the brand-new headlight test. Without any changes in the works, look for these scores to stay 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 display rooms in 2018. With no changes in shop, we anticipate pricing to stay roughly the same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (destination fees included) depending upon equipment. Secret rivals consist of the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.