2017 Volkswagen Atlas Promises Trouble For Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot has been a great choice for those wanting a family vehicle with seven seats and there hasn’t been anything really to worry it. This could be about to change with the arrival of the 2017 Volkswagen Atlas as it is going to be a direct rival to the Pilot.
The Volkswagen Atlas is going to offer up seven seats and the SUV is going to arrive later on this month. The vehicle is going to make its debut in Santa Monica in October and this is where we will find out all the details about the three row vehicle. So what do we know about the contender to the Pilot throne?
At the moment we don’t know what capacity the Volkswagen Atlas is going to offer but we do know that it will have three seats rows and it will carry seven people. The second and the third rows of seats are going to be foldable. We are expecting the cargo capacity to be along the lines of other vehicles in the segment so it should be rather generous.
The Volkswagen Atlas has the base of the CrossBlue concept that was seen back in 2013. The vehicle is going to be tailored towards families and not for going off the road. We expect to see the 2 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine offering 200 horses along with 207 torque. There should also be the V6 3.6 litre engine offering 280 horses along with 258 torque.
The vehicle will be produced in Tennessee and it will have the MQB platform and the focus is on markets in North America and China. At the moment there are no plans for the arrival of the Volkswagen Atlas in Europe.
The Volkswagen Atlas is going to be bigger than the Touareg and so the price tag should come in-between the Tourareg and the Tiguan. The Tiguan costs $24, 995 and the Touareg starts from $49, 495.