2018 Volkswagen Atlas Sending Shivers To Mazda CX-9?

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Volkswagen’s upcoming SUV, the Atlas looks set to make an impactful debut early next year. The vehicle will arrive in full style and it will jump straight to competing against the Mazda CX-9 when released.

We single-handedly mentioned the CX-9 because the SUV is currently the best in the segment and it will be facing a strong challenge in the name of the Atlas. As it stands how do the two vehicles compare with each other?

Both the Atlas and the CX-9 are very similar in the sense that they both can accommodate 7 occupants across all trims and are designed for maximum practicality. However, when it comes to technologies, the Atlas is going to be ahead as it will come with a fully digital cockpit that is preloaded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Under the hood, the base Atlas will be relying on a 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 238hp to offer. It may not sound like much but it should be enough to challenge the CX-9’s 250hp ratings.

Things are pretty vague at the moment but the Atlas seems like it is on the right track to really hurt the Mazda CX-9. It is an exciting future for the large SUV segment and we can’t wait to learn more about the Atlas.