The Volkswagen SUV finally has a name. It’s concept first showed up was almost four years ago. And finally Volkswagen Atlas name was reveale today by Automobilwoche. Automobilwoche is Automotive News’s sister publication.
As the report says, the name “Atlas” was trademarked by VW in the U.S. Back in April. It’s fuzzy why that name was kept as a secret for such a long time. Automaker indicated before it would devise a more “American-style name” that was easier to pronounce (and spell) that Tiguan and Touareg. Those are names of its two SUV sold in the U.S. VW Group suggested before that the name will be exclusive to North America.
The three-row crossover was first revealed in concept form at 2013 Detroit Auto Show sporting the “Crossblue Name”. As we said before, automaker’s U.S. factory in Chattanooga, Tenesse will produce the VW Atlas along the midsize Passat sedan.
Last month, VW showed in a video revealing details of power train
Last month, VW showed in a video revealing details of power train. A 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 will subserve as the basis of engine making 238 hp. A 280 hp, 3.6-liter V-6 will also be offered for more power. Both of engines will be paired to an eight-speed automatic. Purposed at constituted part leaders like Honda Pilot and Ford explorer, the VW Atlas will load most important gap in the U.S. Automaker’s lineup.
Atlas will offer segment-leading interior driving and packaging dynamics, VW asserts. Producing the Atlas is indicated to start by the end of the year, before the model reaches showrooms in the second quarter of nest year.