A few weeks ago, the German car manufacturer Volkswagen unveiled a new SUV. Named Atlas, this large 7-seater SUV was initially announced only for the American market. However, this may not be the case after all! Indeed, it is very likely that the new Volkswagen Atlas will be marketed in Europe. However, only a few countries in the Old Continent will be able to find it on their soil.
While this news is pleasing to many of us, we shouldn’t jump for joy too soon. If we are to believe the statements of Volkswagen’s head of large cars, the Wolfsburg-based company is currently considering selling its new Atlas vehicle outside the United States. European countries would be among those who would benefit from the offer, but not all. The project manager says that the new SUV is too big for most garages in Western Europe. It would rather be destined to Eastern European countries and more particularly to Russia where it would be of much more interest to car buyers. For the moment, nothing is really sure about this! It is not yet known if this Volkswagen will also arrive in our countries or if it will be reserved for the Eastern European market as explained by a company official.
The Volkswagen Atlas, a powerful SUV with a massive design
As a reminder, the Volkswagen Atlas is presented as the big brother of the Touareg. It has a classic design, but is nevertheless more massive compared to the other models of the brand. We can clearly see in it the Cross Blue concept that Volkswagen unveiled in 2013 and it adopts slightly larger dimensions than the Touareg (5.03 × 1.97 × 1.76 meters). In terms of power, there is nothing to complain about. The Volkswagen Atlas offers two types of engines from which buyers will have to choose: a 2L TSI four-cylinder with 238 hp and a 3.6L VR6 with 280 hp. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and are gasoline-powered.