Volkswagen Atlas: the new SUV 7-seater can make the jump to Europe
Volkswagen is studying to commercialize the Atlas in some markets of Eastern Europe.
Since it was presented at the end of last October, the new Volkswagen Atlas has been defined by many as “the SUV that Volkswagen needs in the united States”. Specially developed for two markets where the SUV seven-seater work very well (Us and China), much has been talking about the possibility that the Atlas comes to the old continent.
But, is there a real chance that Volkswagen will market the Atlas in Europe? According to a senior official of the German manufacturer, are studying. Elmar-Marius Licharz, Head of Product Line Volkswagen, has been the that has revealed that the company is analyzing in what markets of the european continent could fit the new Volkswagen Atlas. However, Licharz is restrained by pointing out that for the vast majority of european markets, the Volkswagen Touareg is the right model.
“we’re thinking in Europe. For the majority of regions of the european continent, the Volkswagen Touareg is the right model, however, there are markets such as Russia or other countries of Eastern Europe in the Volkswagen Atlas could be very popular among the followers of the SUV segment. The Volkswagen Atlas is quite large, so we have to assess the potential demand that would have. By the time we’re analyzing it, but we can make it clear that its arrival to Europe it is possible to”.
The new SUV 7-seater from Volkswagen could come to Russia.
new Atlas will be manufactured at the plant that Volkswagen has in Chattanooga (united States). And when asked, Elmar-Marius Licharz has commented that the factory has the capacity enough to produce the units that would be aimed at Europe. Therefore, if Volkswagen decided to market on the old continent its new SUV, the production would remain in the united States.
Mounted on the MQB platform, the new Volkswagen Atlas measured 5,03 meters long and its wheelbase stands at 2,98 meters. Some reasonable measures with which to offer a spacious interior for seven adult passengers. The new model of Volkswagen is the echo of all the technologies developed by the German manufacturer such as the “Digital Cockpit” system or the Car-Net. We can also make use of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In the u.s. market will be available together with a range of two engines. For a part we have a TSI engine of 2.0 liter turbo 238 HP while above, we will have a engine VR6 3.6-liter with 280 HP. The two engines are associated to an automatic gearbox of eight speeds and serial number should be accompanied by front-wheel drive, although the more powerful engine may be configured with all-wheel drive 4Motion.