The new full-blooded SUV from Volkswagen is being readied to hit the American showrooms in May, and on this occasion the car maker announced its pricing details. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas seven-seat SUV comes in five trim levels in U.S. spec starting from $30,500 for the base model and going up to $48,490 for the range-topping version.
The Chattanooga-built 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture which makes it fairly light and agile, not to mention efficient, and it comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter TSI engine, which produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and the option of a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 276-horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The latter can be ordered with 4Motion all-wheel-drive.
Equipment-wise, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comes as standard with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; stainless-steel roof rails; LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL); and a rearview camera. Inside, standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity for compatible devices, USB port, Car-Net App-Connect for compatible devices, enabling seamless integration with the three major smartphone platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink; 6 speakers; cruise control; and privacy glass.
Volkswagen Atlas 2.0 starts at $30,500 while the same model with a V6 FWD runs for $31,900 and V6 AWD for $33,700.The Limited Atlas S Launch is only V6 and costs for front-wheel-drive model $33,500 and with all-wheel drive for $35,300. Atlas SE 2.0 starts at $33,590 and its V6 variant from $34,990 (FWD) and $36,790 (AWD). The top-of-the-line Atlas SEL Premium starts at $48,490.
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