Volkswagen has released their first teaser video for its Atlas SUV before it makes its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November.
Inspired by the CrossBlue concept which we first saw in Detroit back in 2013, the new seven-seater is purported to be 50mm longer than the concept measuring 5,036mm long - and it could be as large as the Audi Q7. It will sit in Volkswagen’s range between the Tiguan and the Touareg and will be based on the modular MQB platform.
The three-row model is briefly shown at the end of the video titled “Volkswagen Midsize SUV Origins, Chapter 1: Background” and although it is hidden in the dark, what little we do get to see doesn’t look too bad at all. The video, which focusses on the brand’s heritage in the US will have you sitting up and taking notice when classics like the Beetle and Microbus are shown in the film. Volkswagen is touting the Atlas as the perfect vehicle for a family road trip and although the name has not yet been confirmed by the Germans we reckon the newbie will do very well in the market regardless of what they end up calling it and that is because the SUV segment seems to be the be all and end of all in the motor industry at the moment and every carmaker is scrambling to get their concepts green lit for production.
Although it has not been confirmed as of yet, the rumours doing the rounds would suggest that the new SUV could be powered by at least two engine choices – one being a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 238 horses and the other could be a 3.6-litre V6 with 280 horses and it might be available with all-wheel drive too. The model is set to be built in China and at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.