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2018 VW Atlas Models Get Price Bump 17
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in prices, Reports, VW, VW Atlas on 01 17th, 2018

After making the Tiguan more affordable in the United States last week, Volkswagen has now done the exact opposite to the larger Atlas.
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VW’s To Offer New Tiguan And Atlas Sans The Third Row 26
Posted by Carscoops Staff in VW, VW Atlas, VW Tiguan on 12 26th, 2017

Want a big SUV but don’t need the third row of seats? No problem, say automakers, as they start offering their most accommodating crossovers with just two rows.

Alongside the expanded three-row RX L, Lexus unveiled a two-row version of the big LX at the LA Auto Show last month. Volvo offers a four-seat Excellence version of the XC90, too. And according to the latest report, Volkswagen will be next.

Having enlarged the latest Tiguan to accommodate an extra row of seating, and slotted the new seven-seat Atlas into its expanding crossover lineup, VW is planning to roll out five-seat versions of both.

“We decided the Atlas will get a slightly lower-positioned five-seater, with nice, coupe-ish styling, [but the] same dimensions,” Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken told Automotive News.

The Tiguan, however, will “get kind of a little smaller” in its next iteration, ostensibly bridging the gap between the previous model and the new one.

The new models should help Volkswagen further enlarge its crossover portfolio without developing completely new models, while offering buyers a more comprehensive range of choices.

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Volkswagen Working On A Selection Of Atlas Variants 15
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, SUV, VW, VW Atlas on 12 15th, 2017

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.


Volkswagen’s New Atlas Already Subject To First Recall 13
Posted by Carscoops Staff in NHTSA, Recalls, VW, VW Atlas on 12 13th, 2017

Volkswagen just introduced the Atlas, but the new three-row crossover is already being subjected to its first recall campaign.

Apparently the problem comes down to the fuel tank, the walls of which may not have been manufactured thick enough, potentially leading to a fuel leak.

VW identified the problem after a complaint was filed, and narrowed the issue down to the extruding machine with which YAPP Automotive Systems manufactures the fuel tanks in Michigan.

Fuel leaks being dangerous and all, Volkswagen and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall notice.

Fortunately the campaign only affects an estimated 58 vehicles in the United States, representing about 50 percent of those manufactured between May 16 and June 10 of this year. Those units will be called in to their local dealers to have their entire fuel tanks replaced in a process that’s set to begin before the end of the year.

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LGE CTS VW Atlas Ready For Rally Thanks To Tanner Foust 2
Posted by Brad Anderson in SEMA, SEMA show, tuning, VW, VW Atlas on 11 2nd, 2017

The VW Atlas which Tanner Foust helped to create with LGE CTS Motorsport has just landed at the SEMA Show and looks ready to drive through the world’s most inhospitable deserts.

Recently teased in the lead-up to the event in Las Vegas, this is the first time we’ve seen the new Atlas get modified in any significant way. It certainly looks the part.

Perhaps the most notable difference between this modified Atlas and a regular one is the increased ride height created by overhauling the suspension system. Thanks to the increased ride height, a set of off-road wheels and tires have been installed alongside a set of bolt-on flared wheel arches at the front and rear.

To further aid in any off-road escapades the Atlas may encounter, the front bumper has been removed and replaced by a steel skid plate. Elsewhere, the SUV includes a steel frame on the roof to carry any number of things and accessible via a small ladder mounted to the hatch.

It’s unclear if Tanner Foust has any plans with the car but we’d love to see it being put through its paces.


Tanner Foust Working On Special VW Atlas For SEMA 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in SEMA, SUV, tuning, VW, VW Atlas on 10 24th, 2017

Rallycross star and former Top Gear host Tanner Foust is working with Volkswagen to create a custom Atlas for the SEMA Show.
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Kelley Blue Book Takes A Detailed Look At The 2018 VW Atlas 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in reviews, video, VW, VW Atlas, VW Videos on 10 11th, 2017

If you're still torn about the all-new 2018 VW Atlas, this in-depth review might just help you make up your mind.
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VW Teaming Up With Amazon Prime For On-Demand Atlas Test Drives 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Amazon, Reports, Tech, VW, VW Atlas on 09 13th, 2017

Amazon Prime members will be able to get behind the wheel of a 2018 VW Atlas SEL Premium from September 22 until October 1st, through the Prime Now Test Drive Program.
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2017 Midsize SUV Comparison Has No Clear Winner 27
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in GMC, GMC Acadia, honda, Honda Pilot, Mazda, Mazda CX-9, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, video, VW, VW Atlas on 08 27th, 2017

While this midsize non-premium SUV comparison test doesn't include all the models available for the U.S. market, it's still worth knowing how the GMC Acadia, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander compare.
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VW Atlas Named IIHS Top Safety Pick… But Misses The Plus 8
Posted by Carscoops Staff in IIHS, video, VW, VW Atlas, VW Videos on 08 8th, 2017

Figure German SUVs are among the safest vehicles on the road? You'd be surprised, because only a handful have made the grade at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But now there's one more.
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VW Atlas Selling Like Hotcakes In The U.S. 27
Posted by Brad Anderson in featured, Reports, SUV, VW, VW Atlas on 07 27th, 2017

In its first full month of sales in the United States, the Volkswagen Atlas is already looking like a win for the brand, outselling rivals like the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-9.
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Even 21-in Wheels Look Normal On VW’s Big Atlas SUV 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Vossen, VW, VW Atlas, Wheels on 06 23rd, 2017

The Atlas is Volkswagen's biggest model ever built in the United States, so fitting it with a set of 21" Vossen wheels shouldn't raise any eyebrows.
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VW Launches ‘America’ Ad Campaign For Atlas Midsize SUV 1
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in commercials, video, VW, VW Atlas, VW Videos on 05 1st, 2017

VW is launching a total of 8 spots part of its 'America' ad campaign for the new Atlas, a campaign that follows the story of a three-generation family and their journey across the United States.
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VW To Give 2018 Atlas, Tiguan Six-Year Warranty In U.S. 11
Posted by Zac Estrada in new cars, New York auto show, SUV, VW, VW Atlas, VW Tiguan on 04 11th, 2017

Volkswagen is performing another trust-building exercise ahead of the launch of two of its most significant vehicles for the American market in years.
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First Drive: The 2018 VW Atlas Is All Over The Mainstream SUV Map 6
Posted by Zac Estrada in First Drive, Galleries, new cars, reviews, SUV, VW, VW Atlas on 04 6th, 2017

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has arrived to a party where everyone is looking at what it’s doing.
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