VW Adds Some Spark To 2018 Atlas SUV With New R-Line Package

VW has revealed the R-Line package for the 2018 Atlas which is destined to make the company’s new SUV a bit more dynamic, at least on the styling department.

The new optional package, which is available on SE and SEL models, adds 20-inch twin spoke alloys, R-Line badging, unique front and rear bumpers that include bigger air intakes at the front and a glossy black diffuser at the back, and more pronounced side skirts.

The interior is also upgraded with features like an R-Line logo on the start screen of the infotainment system, an R-Line steering wheel and stainless steel sport pedals.

As with the standard VW Atlas, customers can get their R-Line model with two engine options: a turbocharged, four-cylinder 2.0-litre TSI with 235hp or a 3.6-litre V6 with 276hp. Both units come paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox while VW’s advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available as an option to the V6 models.

The new VW Atlas R-Line will make its debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with sales said to begin later in the year. Regular Atlas models will hit the market in the spring of this year.


  • Toronado_II

    Sorry but I can’t tell… It’s not like: Oh wow, a R-Line !

  • roy

    the front looks somewaht like the following: –____–

  • xDRAN0x

    They can’t be serious 😐

  • Karl

    Lipstick on a pig is still a pig!

    • akuku akpar

      can’t agree more

  • poland stronk

    still ugly as hell

  • SteersUright

    Ok, yeah the outside design is pretty bland unfortunately. But inside its one of the nicest in its class and I’d get this any day over an Explorer. I don’t really get the decision to still offer the old 276hp V6. Its underpowered and doesn’t offer enough of a step up from the 235hp turbo 4. If you want to offer an engine upgrade option, make it more meaningful of an upgrade.

  • TheBelltower

    Dullest design I’ve seen in a long time.

  • This excuse for an R-Line model is an absolute embarrassment…

  • TheHake

    Has anyone seen this monstrosity in the flesh yet? I really hope it looks better than on photos!

  • Imjus Sayin

    So..basically a Golf wagon on steroids with fancy badges, 20 ” rims and big intakes. Like for reals…seriously?

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