Volkswagen has been heavily under fire lately following its whole dieselgate emission scandal and it’s determined to make things right in the eyes of the consumers with its brand new iteration of the Atlas.

The 2018 Atlas, rivaling the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander, underpins the same modular MQB platform as the Golf compact. This is a well-developed platform that will help the model in enhancing its flexibility and performance.

The all-new Atlas boasts a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder mill in its entry-level model. This engine is capable of producing up to 235 horsepower powering the vehicle’s front wheels.

Aside that, there is also a 3.6L V6 engine that churns out 276 horsepower featuring all-wheel drive abilities. These engines are paired to an eight-speed self-shifter.

The Atlas, kicking off at about $30,000, is equipped with a whole lot of impressive convenience and safety elements such as USB ports, VW Digital Cockpit, rear-view camera along with an automatic post-collision braking system.

As amazing as this sounds, many fans aren’t impressed as they do not like how the Atlas has been styled and designed. Many felt that the 2018 Atlas looks more like a poor attempt at copying Jeep’s Grand Cherokee.

These folks felt that VW would have fared better if they had simply brought down the Touareg’s pricing. Well, do you like the Atlas looks will ruin its sales figures Stateside?


Staff Reporter

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