It’s not what typically comes to mind when you think of Volkswagen. That, however, is about to change. The German marque recently unveiled the  2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV. Not only is it the biggest among VW’s existing SUVs, it also aims to stake its claim as a top vehicle in the market.

Competitive Specs

According to Autoweek, “The seven-passenger ute has almost exactly the same exterior dimensions as the Ford Explorer, with a wheelbase longer than even a Tahoe, at a price VW promises will ‘draw customers’ attention in the family SUV segment.’” Though the interior size is only second to the GMC Acadia, the VW’s visibility is much greater due to its well-designed A-pillars.

Smart Technology

The VW Atlas will be chock full of technology and safety features that have become standard in the SUV market, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. What truly makes it special, though, is its available, customizable Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and nine available Driver Assistance features. The Digital Cockpit is still in early production, but drivers can be assured they haven’t seen anything like it before.

Created Specifically for the American Consumer

Unlike other Volkswagens, input from American customers was collected to create the ideal SUV. It was then designed by Americans and will be built by Americans in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One such marker of the US consumers’ input is the 18 cupholders throughout the vehicle. More serious suggestions designed into the vehicle like the folding second-row seats for easy access to the third row and unmatched stability on the road.

Visit Volkswagen of Asheville Today

This car isn’t due to arrive at dealerships until next spring. Until they do appear, Volkswagen of Asheville is here to answer any questions you may have about this exciting SUV release. Stop by our office to learn more about the VW Atlas and specifics about the cars rolling into our lot. You can also sign up to receive news about the Atlas directly on Volkswagen’s site.

Just like Volkswagen says, “Life’s as big as you make it.” Don’t you think it’s time your vehicle matched your big and exciting life?