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New 2018 VW Atlas at Coachella Valley Volkswagen for Palm Desert, CA

Volkswagen reveals its new addition to their vehicle line-up: VW Atlas. It is the largest Volkswagen vehicle ever to be assembled in America. It comes with five different trim options that are priced well for the competitive SUV markets. There are two engine options available with the option to add all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. The third row can fit two adults comfortably with the innovative access system. The style of the Atlas is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix architecture. The available interior features include the innovative Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument panel. To learn more about all the features in the Atlas, continue reading below!

Under the Atlas's Hood

The VW Atlas is power by one of two engine options. The first option is a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection TSI four-cylinder engine. The horsepower is rated at 235. The second option is a 3.6-liter VR6. The horsepower is rated at 276. Both engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission that will help maximizes engine efficiency. It can be made with either front-wheel drive or the 4Motion all-wheel drive in VR6 trims. The 4Motion system includes a Driving Mode selection features that lets the driver pick the parameters based on the conditions.

Design of VW Atlas

The Atlas comes with five different trim levels. Volkswagen has not released what they are called, but we do get some insight on what the Atlas looks like. The exterior of the Atlas has a bold look, sized at 198.3 inched long, 77.9 inches wide, and 69.6 inches high. It is the largest Volkswagen available in the U.S. It comes standard with LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. There is also an option to add LED taillights to complete the LED look. The inside comes with a lot space. The third-row can be reached with the second-row folding seat solution. The third-row has two seats that can fit any adult and have them still be comfortable. There is also the available Volkswagen Car-Net system that provides a suite of connected vehicle services. The services include smartphone integration with three major smartphone platforms: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. The Atlas also has the most sophisticated sound system in any Volkswagen: the Fender Premium Audio system that includes 12 channels, a 480-watt amplifier, and 12 speakers.

What colors does the Atlas come in?

The exterior color options are Reflex Silver Metallic, Titanium Beige Metallic, Pure White, Platinum Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Kurkuma Yellow Metallic, and Fortuna Red Metallic.  

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What are the Selectable Drive Modes?

The available drive modes are Eco, Normal, Sport, and Custom. Using the drive modes will change the way the Atlas drives.  


The Atlas includes nine driver assistance features that had used to be reserved for premium SUVs. Some of the features available are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitor with rear traffic alert, lane departure warning, and parking steering assistant. A fantastic system is the Pedestrian Monitoring system that will help prevent accidents involving pedestrians by using sensors to detect a person ahead in your path and when the driver doesn't respond to the audible alert, it will brake for you. It also offers the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This system works by applying the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbags sensors. It will help reduce residual kinetic energy and the chance of additional damage. You can talk to Coachella VW about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas today!

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