When most people think of Volkswagen, they likely imagine smartly designed compact cars. For decades VW has offered just that to the U.S. market, with only the Tiguan and Touareg to bring crossover luxury to fans of this German automaker. Well, times are changing and so is Volkswagen. Now, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, available in Spartanburg SC at Vic Bailey Volkswagen, will bring a full-size option to the U.S. for the first time. Those who have been awaiting a third-row option will rejoice.
In a segment that already offers plenty of fantastic options, how will the VW Atlas compete? Aside from the plushy interiors that keep motorists coming back, the Atlas has already impressed with superior passenger space. When Volkswagen says third-row, it isn’t playing around. Adults can comfortably sit in the very back, and it’s easy to get in and out with a lever that fold and slides the second-row in one swift motion. It’s all about convenience and comfort, thanks to high-quality materials and smart design.
When it comes to engine options, automakers are always in a tricky situation. Some drivers want power above all else, while others are looking for the most efficient choice. That’s why the Atlas is available with either a 2.0-liter turbo four or a 3.6-liter VR6, leaving the choice completely up to you.
When we think of third-row seating, we often consider passenger comfort, but what about those times when you need to lug home a large purchase? With a total of 96.8 cubic feet behind the first row, you won’t have to shy away from buying that flat-screen or struggle to arrange for delivery.
When you shop for a new vehicle, you want to know that all the latest features are an option. Volkswagen will not only be giving you standards like Bluetooth and power windows and locks, but new available features include the VW Digital Cockpit, advanced driver assistance and optional AWD.
The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
It’s always exciting when a new model is released, and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is getting particular attention because it will be the largest option in the lineup. We know there are plenty of drivers who have fallen in love with the VW name thanks to the high-quality materials and precision fit of the interior trim, but once your family grows, can you really expect to stay behind the wheel of a GTI?
It isn’t just about a roomier option, however, as there are plenty of people who are also considering the capability of the Atlas. This model will start off with a 235-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, but the 4Motion AWD system can only be paired with the more potent 276-horsepower V6. No matter which choice you select, you’ll still have an eight-speed automatic for smooth gear shits and optimum fuel economy.
Spacious and powerful, it’s easy to fall for the Atlas. You’ll also be delighted to find the following driver assistance features will be available:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Rear Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Parking Steering Assistance
Post-Collision Braking System
Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? Contact us here at Vic Bailey Volkswagen to find out more about availability.