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Volkswagen's new Atlas shows its appreciation for the big American sport ute

The biggest Volkswagen ever assembled in America.
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Volkswagen Atlas Front Profile

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The Atlas is Volkswagen's love letter to the American SUV. It's big, brawny, and fits your entire family. The new brute is the largest car Volkswagen has ever produced in America with a length that stretches to 198 inches and is 77.9 inches wide allowing for a large enough cabin to fit seven passengers. 

Two engine options will be available: a 2.0L turbocharged and direct-injection TSI four cylinder with 238 hp or a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 280 hp. Those options will coupled to an eight-speed transmission and will come in front wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel-drive configurations. 

Other features include their connectivity suite, which offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink and it will be the only car in its class to offer an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that applies the brakes in the event of a collision to reduce any additional damage. Volkswagen plans to have the Atlas in American showrooms in Spring 2017.

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