2017 Volkswagen Atlas: New Threat For Pilot, CX-9

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For the past couple of years or so, the midsized SUV department has been widely dominated by the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9. Now, it looks like Volkswagen is ready to make a claim on a large slice of the pie after they dropped the details on the new SUV they have been developing.

Volkswagen shared that the mysterious SUV will be called the Atlas and it is targeted to get released early next year. Volkswagen added that the Atlas will be very similar to the Crossblue Concept it is based on.

This means that we can expect the Atlas to rely on a series of TSI engine and possibly a 3L V6 unit. The Atlas is also tipped to debut together with a hybrid trim for those that desire for a greener SUV.

If the Atlas Hybrid turns out to be a success, then it can spell trouble for the Pilot and the CX-9, especially since both SUVs are not offered in hybrid guise. Will it work out for the Volkswagen Atlas Hybrid?