After struggling in the SUV segment with the two-row and quite expensive Touareg, Volkswagen finally exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand name new, we do not expect any huge changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest roughly $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to roughly $900 million currently invested to broaden the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variation will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model put together at the Chattanooga factory, which likewise makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we anticipate no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body gives Volkswagen a durability it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly basic feel and look as the exterior, yet still brings in some of the premium features VW purchasers expect, consisting of the available Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With whatever else remaining the exact same, we anticipate the standard features to rollover too. If this shows true, search for the 2019 Atlas to come standard with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also anticipate no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so search for it to come basic with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Bear in mind that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, however only by unique factory order. The optional engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission in the 2019 Atlas will stay the eight-speed automated. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is also offered.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its launching year, the Atlas got the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick ranking– its second-highest honor. It received “Good” scores in all 5 crash tests and a “Superior” rating in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top rating was its “Marginal” score in the new headlight test. Without any changes in the works, look for these scores to stay the very same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no official release date, we anticipate to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. Without any changes in store, we anticipate pricing to stay roughly the same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (destination costs consisted of) depending on devices. Key rivals consist of the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.