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Old 3rd September 2016, 11:29   #16
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Big SUV, seven seats, diesel motor - sounds like a winning formula. Price wise, I assume this will come in at around 50l? Maybe a decent upgrade for Endeavour/Fortuner owners.
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The pricing probably depends on where it will be assembled. I'm assuming 30k to 50k USD pricing for this car between all variants. It is a CUV meant to haul familiar, so I'm also assuming off road ability is low. Endeavor and Fortune are BOF trucks. I think some publications had a test drive of the vehicle in the USA already. If I remember right there maybe an 8 seat option to compete with the pilot and highlander.
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With diminishing Skoda dealerships, I think few guys would be missing the Kodiaq when it came, but not any longer. This VW should solve things.
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I am falling in love with the clean and timeless design. Looks really elegant.
VW designers simply rocks.
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Official teaser video:

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Finally the cross blue concept gets a name. To be called Atlas!
The name also breaks with VW’s convention of assigning its crossover models names beginning with the letter “T” like the Tiguan and Touareg before it

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The name has been a closely guarded secret ever since the vehicle was previewed by the CrossBlue concept at the 2013 Detroit auto show. VW plans to reveal the Atlas -- a seven-passenger, three-row crossover to be built in Chattanooga -- on Oct. 27 at a media event in Santa Monica, Calif.
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VW's Atlas teaser!


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VW unveils its flagship 7 seat SUV- Atlas, for NA.

The Volkswagen Atlas will be on display at the LA Auto Show beginning November 18th

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Measuring in at 198.3 inches long, 77.9 inches wide, and 69.6 inches high, the new Atlas is bigger than the aging Toureg (188.8/76.4/67.3), and even longer still than the new Honda Pilot (194.5/78.6/69.8). Naturally, all this added bigness translates to a more spacious interior.
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Riding on a revised version of Volkwagen’s signature MQB architecture, the new SUV utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine with an output of 238 horsepower (177 kilowatts). Looking for something a bit more spritely? The now 11-year-old 3.6-liter VR6 engine remains an option, and produces 280 horsepower (208 kilowatts).

Power for both engines is routed through a more efficient eight-speed automatic transmission, and is transferred to either the front wheels when equipped with the 2.0-liter TSI, or all four wheels, courtesy of Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, when optioned with the 3.6-liter VR6. When equipped with the 4Motion all-wheel drive, the system allows for a number of different selectable driving modes for various road conditions.
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Are you sure it is not going to be placed above the VW Toureg? The article say VW Tiguan. Tiguan is much smaller compared to the Toureg
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Atlas shown at the LA Auto show,

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VW's biggest SUV Atlas originally built for USA and China is now being considered for some of the EU countries.
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Volkswagen has already announced it will sell a diesel-powered Atlas in Russia from 2017, but now being considered for EU too. Decision yet to be green lit.
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are analyzing the prospects of doing a Europe-bound Atlas with a 190-hp version of the group’s familiar 2.0 TDI engine
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New VW Atlas To Start At Around $30,000, Top At $48,000.
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the range-topping SEL Premium trim will be priced from near $48,000. At this stage, VW has yet to decide where it’ll price the R-Line Atlas
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it will perfectly position the Atlas to go head-to-head with the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Sante Fe, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia all of which start from around $30,000 and can top out near the $50,000 mark
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Default Volkswagen Atlas - great potential for Indian Market

Volkswagen has recently launched its largest SUV in US/Canada market based on Q7, and it is a huge leap forward. Its extremely comfortable & spacious, and has state of the art technology. The pricing is quite reasonable - starting from $30K in US and $35K in Canada, which means, if they bring this product to India, it could be priced around 30-40 lakh range. Volkswagen has been struggling in India with Tiguan sales below 100 per month. Here is 1 product which, if priced well, can really beat Fortuner & Endeavour in most departments and challenge Toyota Prado.

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Of Tiguan is in ~30L price range, how come this much bigger vehicle can be priced so close to it? USA prices differ a lot from Indian market.
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I just saw one here in New York and it has a character for sure.

I believe, if they launch this in India, it would be in the mid 40s. Also, just like what happened to Passat; Indians always prefer the Audi badge over VW. They are better off not bringing this to India.
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