2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Large SUV aimed at the heart of America

The Volkswagen Atlas is named well because the new large 7-seat SUV carries the entire weight of the company’s American dreams on its Dieselgate shoulders.

The Atlas is the largest car made by Volkswagen in the US, and is built at the Chattanooga, Tennessee factory. It will go on sale in spring 2017.

Under the hood there are two engines: a 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder with 238hp (177kW), and a 3.6-liter VR6 with 280hp (209kW). The VR6 is available in FWD or AWD, while the I4 is FWD only. Both have an 8-speed auto as standard.

The Atlas has standard LED headlamps and optional LED taillamps. Available tech inlcudes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, parking assistance, digital instrumentation display, and a 12 speaker 480W Fender sound system.


Length: 198.3 inches | 5,037mm
Width: 77.9 inches | 1,979mm
Height: 69.6 inches | 1,768mm