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Volkswagen presents the Atlas R-Line before its debut in Detroit 2017

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New sporty look for the huge SUV 7-seater.

Volkswagen has revealed online the new finish R-Line to the Atlas, available only on certain trim versions of the new SUV German and that will be presented at the upcoming Detroit motor show 2017.

The Atlas is not only the latest addition to Volkswagen in a u.s. territory, is also one of the models most demanded by the american licensees. A great SUV 7-seater to be able to compete with the many models that we can find of this type in this market.

Manufactured at the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the moment the Atlas is a product almost exclusively for that market, in addition to China, because at the moment it is not confirmed their arrival in Europe. Recently, the Product Line Manager of Volkswagen, Marius Licharz, revealed that the brand is looking at what other markets could fit the that is the first model of these features of the range German. Although get, may not be available in all the markets of the old continent.

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20-inch Wheels for the Atlas R-Line.

In the united States, your range consists of five trim levels, of which only the levels SE and SEL, the two highest available, would be the ones who will benefit from this new option of exterior finish. Of the still has not revealed its price or possible date of availability.

As all the packages R-Line from Volkswagen, this one features a number of aesthetic elements, both interior and exterior, accentuating the sporty design of the model. In this case, we find aluminium alloy wheels of 20 inches and bumper front and rear with new design. In the front we find a lower presence of black plastic and larger air inlets, while in the rear we now have a lower area-like diffuser and a double exhaust outlet chrome.

The exterior is complete with side skirts and in the cockpit we have a steering wheel, R-Line, with the logo clearly visible in its lower area and bottom bracket stainless steel. The emblem R-Line can be found in various points of the model.

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Mechanically, the Atlas R-Line is indistinguishable with the rest of versions, with the 4-cylinder 2.0 litre supercharged 238 HP (235 hp) and the V6 of 3.6 liters and 280 HP (276 hp). The serial transmission is eight-speed automatic, with front wheel drive in the case of the mechanics of four-cylinder and integral 4MOTION, only optional with the V6 engine.

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