Volkswagen Working On A Selection Of Atlas Variants

Volkswagen has confirmed that it is working on a selection of variants for the Atlas, evidently keen to make the most of the ongoing SUV and crossover boom.

According to VW Vortex, VW’s chief executive of the North American Region, Hinrich Woebcken, recently said the company isn’t happy leaving the Atlas as is and intends on creating a family of models.

Woebcken failed to specify what variants the Atlas expansion could involve but the carmaker has recently filed trademark applications for names including Atlas Allsport and Cross Sport.

As it stands, the VW starts at a very reasonable $30,500 for the entry-level TSI S model, fitted with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine delivering 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Elsewhere in the range, VW offers a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft and a plethora of optional, and luxury features. The range-topping Atlas SEL Premium with this V6 and all-wheel drive is priced from $48,490.


  • Dan

    Looks good, but it’s just lacking in material quality. The inside of the car feels like a base model Jetta, granted, it’s not a Touareg, nor is it trying to be, but I think money is better spent on the second hand market, where a four old Audi Q7 can be had for roughly the same price.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      A four year old Q7 doesn’t have the 6 year warranty this thing has, and that’s what actual families will care about.

  • Erzhik

    Give it a true luxury trim. Yes, I know it would put it into Q7 territory, but Q7 doesn’t have a 6-year warranty.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I am seeing a hell of a lot of these things where I live. It’s crazy.

    • Dennis Scipio

      I’ve seen the new Tiguan on roads but I’ve yet to see the Atlas.

      • nauticalone

        I just got a great deal on a 2017 Touareg Wolfsburg Edition with 1,600 miles where a Manager at a VW Dealership had leased it….then two months later trade it for the Atlas, as she wanted the extra seats. I checked out the Atlas in the showroom…and wasn’t impressed – not even the SEL trim – it feels much more cheaply built than the Touareg…especially the upper trim levels of Touareg like Wolfsburg and Executive.

  • Kevin Hall

    Give it a SC6 or a V8 please.

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