2018 Volkswagen Atlas: An Overview

When styling becomes one of the main reasons for people to choose a vehicle, there could be a handful of brands making their mark on the way, among which Volkswagen is a name that is listed on the topmost row. The brand has launched their new family-sized SUV this year, namely, the 2018 Atlas that has the appeal to lure the segment of buyers who cannot compromise with their aesthetic sense. It is family-sized crossover in the segment, big enough to carry a large group pf people.  But that is not enough of a description of this new Volkswagen model.

To know more we have to delve a little deeper.

The Appearance

As per the Seaside VW dealers, the square grille in the front and the horizontal lines on the body, the sharp hood creases, an angular bodywork, all well-balanced in proportion, make it look more like pickup trucks than an SUV. The LED headlamps of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas look dignified while the symmetrical understatement of the Atlas’s exterior gets extended to its cabin. The firm yet comfortable seats set the example of the quality of Interior materials that carries an impression of class and quality.

If the third-row seats are in use, the cargo volume would give you almost 21 cubic feet of space which would be more than enough to stuff in a stroller along with loads of grocery bags, and a few travel bags. After folding down the third-row seats the cargo volume expands to a spacious 55.5 cubic feet, and if you still need space to carry more stuff, you can fold down the second row as well to avail the gigantic 97 cubic feet.

With the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is given the best infotainment features as standard with an easy to use audio controls that would keep you entertained through the way.

Safety Features and Driver Assistance Systems

The base of the Atlas model comes with a standard set of safety features that includes a post-collision automatic braking system that has been specifically designed for reducing the chances of secondary collisions just after the first impact has taken place. the system goes strong with

  • Automatic emergency braking,
  • A forward collision warning,
  • Lane departure warning with lane keeping assist,
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic assist,
  • Adaptive cruise control,
  • Automatic high-beam headlight control,

The overhead-view camera has been reserved for the higher-end trims. Volkswagen has now become more popular for the ParkPilot system that helps the driver in aligning the car in a parking slot, however narrow or tough it could be.

The Engine Options

According to the Seaside Volkswagen dealer, the 2018 Atlas is made available with options of turbocharged engine of 4-cylinder and a V6, but they have reserved the V6 only with the all-wheel drive. The base engine of Atlas can shell out a 235-horsepower, while the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder can increase it up to 276-horsepower with a 3.6-liter V6.

Final Thoughts

To sum up the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is choice for those who are looking for comfortable with a little bit of luxury.