2018 Volkswagen Atlas: What You Need To Know

June 29 2018,

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: What You Need To Know

An all-new much big player has recently hit Volkswagen showroom floors and it’s called the Atlas. If you were curious about what this big SUV has to offer, you’ll want to take a look at the following “need to know” facts about the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV.

The Atlas is built on the same platform as the Golf

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a 3-row SUV that is built on the same platform as the small, hatchback VW Golf. How is that possible, you ask? Well, those clever German engineers created a versatile platform, the MQB platform to be more precise that can be scaled to accommodate either the larger Atlas or smaller Golf.

The Atlas is VW’s first 3-row SUV

Yup, you read that correctly: The Volkswagen Atlas is the German automaker’s first model to feature 3 rows. What about the Touareg? Well, when that Touareg SUV first appeared in 2003, it was definitely the company’s largest model, but it also only offered up two rows of seating.  So, that’s why the Atlas is Volkswagen’s first real three-rowed big SUV.

The Atlas features trickle-down technology

Trickle-down technology is a pretty cool thing. In the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, it means that you can add options such as a simpler version of a virtual cockpit (just like the ones found on Audi models), which is actually a segment first. You’ll also discover a myriad of safety features like lane keep and front collision warning, blind-spot detection, and all those fancy technological bits.

The Atlas will feature standard LED headlights

As odd as it might seem, the Volkswagen Atlas is only the second model ever to offer standard LED headlights in the VW lineup. The first was the eGolf (an all-electric version the popular Golf). Now, the Atlas boasts the same feature, as LED headlights slowly make their way into the mainstream feature list.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has plenty to offer in terms of interior space, performance, and design. To find out more about the new VW Atlas, head down to your local South Centre Volkswagen dealer to speak to one of our experts and make sure you book a test drive, too.

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