After struggling in the SUV section with the two-row and quite costly Touareg, Volkswagen lastly exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand new, we don’t expect any huge changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest around $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 variant will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model assembled at the Chattanooga factory, which also makes the Passat sedan.
As a carryover, we anticipate no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly brand-new body offers Volkswagen a durability it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly basic look as the exterior, yet still brings in some of the premium features VW purchasers expect, including the available Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
With everything else remaining the exact same, we anticipate the standard features to carry over too. If this shows real, try to find the 2019 Atlas to come basic with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
We also anticipate no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so try to find it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Keep in mind that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, however 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 basic transmission in the 2019 Atlas will stay the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is basic, but all-wheel drive is likewise readily available.
In its debut year, the Atlas got the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick rating– its second-highest honor. It got “Good” scores in all five crash tests and a “Superior” rating in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top rating was its “Marginal” rating in the brand-new headlight test. Without any changes in the works, look for these ratings to stay the very same in 2019.
While there’s no main release date, we anticipate to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. Without any changes in shop, we expect pricing to remain approximately the same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location costs included) depending upon devices. Secret rivals consist of the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.