2017 Volkswagen Atlas: A Big Threat For Pilot, CX-9

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Volkswagen has finally pulled the curtains off the mysterious SUV that they have been developing and it is called the Atlas. The unveiling gave us a huge shock as we never expected the vehicle to be huge in size.

It automatically confirms that the Atlas will be going up against other large SUVs namely the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9. Both vehicles have long remained at the top of the pecking order but their dominance in the segment is now under threat by the Volkswagen Atlas.

Volkswagen promises better things with the Atlas such as greater practicality and an all-rounded performance. The aim here is to make the Atlas as versatile as possible thus explaining why Volkswagen has decided to offer 7 seats across all trims.

The powertrain details are unknown at the moment but we can expect the Atlas to rely on the TSI turbocharged engines from Volkswagen. Heck, the fact that the Atlas is built on the all new platform suggests that it may get a hybrid and EV trim in the near future. Certainly, this can allow it to challenge the Pilot and CX-9.