2017 VW Atlas SUV Changes, Release Date

The 2017 VW Atlas SUV we designed for the American market. It
has a standard front-wheel-drive and an optional
all-wheel-drive. The new 2017 Atlas is a three-row crossover
car built in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This American-model car is
large and can seat 7 passengers. It is the largest car built by
Volkswagen so far.

2017 VW Atlas SUV - front

2017 VW Atlas SUV – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic

The exterior of the 2017 VW Atlas SUV is 198.3-inches long;
77.9-inches wide; with a height of 69.6 inches. It has long
rear doors and sloping rear windows. It was built on Volkswagen
Group’s MQB architecture. This is the platform upon which
Volkswagen models are built.

It is attractively designed with a broad and flat nose. The
wheels and tires are very large. It comes with standard LED
headlights and running lights. There will also be LED
taillights. While preserving Volkswagen’s conservatism, it has
dramatic fender arches that are chiseled in style.


In addition, the interior of the VW Atlas SUV 2017 is the
largest of all three-row crossover cars available in the market
presently. The second-row seat can be folded to gain access to
the third-row seat. It can also be slid forward to make more
room for those seated in the third-row seat. Also, the entry
design is such that the second-row can be folded forward even
with a child-restraint installed in the SUV to make it easy to
crossover to the third-row seats.

The third-row can comfortably seat two adults with an ample
space for luggage at the back. The second-row seat can also be
slid backwards when the third-row seat is not in use. The
upholstery is perforated-leather and over the first two rows of
seats, is a panoramic glass sunroof. Finally, the 2017 VW Atlas
SUV offers an App-connect that can work with any smartphone’s
Android Auto, MirrorLink and Apple’s CarPlay.

There is an optional 12-speaker Fender Premium Audio System. It
has safety features like forward-collision alert; a
lane-departure warning that comes with a steering assist; a
blind spot monitor; a park assist; a rear traffic alert; an
adaptive cruise control and an autonomous emergency braking.
So, in place of air bags, it has springs and shocks suspension.

2017 VW Atlas SUV - interior

2017 VW Atlas SUV – Powerful Engine and Performance

The new VW Atlas SUV comes with two engines that will not use
diesel. They are the direct-injection 2.0-liter turbocharged
engine and the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The 2.0-liter turbocharged
engine can generate as much as 238 hp while the 3.6-liter V6
engine can generate 280 hp. The front wheels of the 2017 VW
Atlas SUV can be powered through eight-speed automatics by both
engine types.

The all-wheel-drive can only be mated with the 3.6-liter V6
engine however. The all-wheel-drive offers an off-road; snow;
on-road; and sport drive-mode selectors with the use of a knob
on the center console. The handling is good and there is
sufficient acceleration. It also met the requirement of an
off-road dexterity.

2017 VW Atlas SUV - interior

2017 VW Atlas SUV – Release Date and How Much will Cost?

In conclusion, the estimated price of the 2017 VW Atlas falls
within the range of $30,000 and $58,000. It will be the largest
Volkswagen model to be sold in the United States.

Finally, the 2017 VW Atlas SUV is expected to be released in
the Spring of 2017. Also, it is expected to debut in Southern
California ahead of the Auto Show to be held in Los Angeles.