After having a hard time in the SUV sector with the two-row and rather costly Touareg, Volkswagen lastly exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand name brand-new, we don’t expect any huge changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest approximately $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to around $900 million already invested to broaden the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas version will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model put together at the Chattanooga factory, which also makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we expect no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body gives Volkswagen a ruggedness it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly simple look as the exterior, yet still generates a few of the premium features VW buyers anticipate, including the available Digital Cockpit, full leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With everything else remaining the very same, we expect the basic features to rollover too. If this proves true, search for the 2019 Atlas to come standard with cloth seats, LED headlights, dual-zone environment 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 search for it to come basic with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Remember that this base engine is available beyond the base S trim, but only by unique 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 remain the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is likewise offered.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its debut year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It received “Good” ratings in all five crash tests and a “Superior” ranking in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top score was its “Marginal” rating in the brand-new headlight test. Without any changes in the works, try to find these rankings to stay the same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no official release date, we expect to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. Without any changes in store, we expect pricing to remain roughly the exact same in the brand-new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location costs consisted of) depending on equipment. Key competitors consist of the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.