After struggling in the SUV section with the two-row and rather expensive Touareg, Volkswagen lastly revealed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand name new, we do not anticipate any huge changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest around $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to around $900 million already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas version 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 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 easy feel and look as the exterior, yet still brings in some of the premium features VW buyers expect, consisting of the readily available Digital Cockpit, full leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With whatever else staying the exact same, we expect the basic features to rollover too. If this proves true, look for the 2019 Atlas to come standard 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 look for it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Remember that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, but only by special factory order. The optional engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The basic transmission in the 2019 Atlas will remain the eight-speed automated. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is likewise readily available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its launching year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It received “Good” scores in all five crash tests and a “Superior” ranking in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the leading ranking was its “Marginal” rating in the new headlight test. With no changes in the works, look for these ratings to stay the exact 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. With no changes in shop, we expect pricing to stay approximately the very same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (destination fees consisted of) depending on devices. Key competitors include the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.