Despite usually being on sale given a 2018 indication year, Volkswagen has already managed to hit out a poignant prolongation miracle for a vast SUV, a Atlas. In that camber of time, a association has made 100,000 units of their new three-row machine.
Assembled in a VW prolongation trickery in Chattanooga Tennessee, a supply that brought a nameplate to a 100,000 symbol was a 2019 Atlas SEL Premium trim, finished in Pacific Blue with Shetland V-Tex leatherette interior. This landmark Atlas was built with a 3.6L engine and 8-speed involuntary transmission.
“Our design for a Atlas has been to arrange an SUV in America for Americans and we have been really speedy by a success of a car so far,” pronounced Antonio Pinto, CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “This is only a initial of many prolongation milestones we expect celebrating for a Atlas, and it would not have been probable though a world-class group here in Chattanooga.”
The Atlas’ lantern-jawed extraneous might demeanour as if it has been designed with a t-square though that horizontal proceed pays dividends on a inside, where a large VW can transport people or rigging with equal aplomb. Customers trade adult to an Atlas from a smaller Volkswagen will find a good understanding of calming familiarity, including a company’s snazzy set of reconfigurable gauges.
In Canada, a Atlas is accessible in an array of trims trimming from a Trendline, labelled around $35,000, adult to a high-zoot Execline that facilities 20-inch wheels and a Fender-branded reward audio system. Customers might name from one of dual engines – a turbocharged inline-four or a 276hp 3.6L six-cylinder means of hauling 5000lbs. The latter is a solitary drivetrain means to be interconnected with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel expostulate system.
VW has been building vehicles in Chattanooga given opening a trickery in Apr 2011. Employing about 1500 workers, a Passat sedan is also assembled in a plant. Future skeleton call for another Atlas-based SUV to be built on site as well.
Year to date, a Atlas has sole 6289 copies in Canada by to a finish of September. That’s a volume aloft than such luminaries of a SUV margin like a Toyota 4Runner, Dodge Durango, and Honda Pilot. In America, a Atlas has found over 43,000 buyers this year, outselling a Acura MDX and, shockingly, a Chevy Suburban.
At that rate, it won’t be prolonged before VW is celebrating another 100,000 units.
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