Tennessee Tuxedo: Volkswagen Unveils Chattanooga-Built SUV in R-Line Dress
In a move surprising approximately no one, Volkswagen has announced which which will make the sporty R-Line treatment available on its all-brand-new seven-passenger Atlas SUV.
The Chattanooga-built three-row Volkswagen Atlas will be available in a few trim levels when which arrives in spring as a 2018 type, although the R-Line package will only be available later inside year in addition to will come on the upper-end SE in addition to SEL trims. Focused on adding a dash of sportiness to the already well-equipped SE in addition to SEL, the R-Line outside treatment includes 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels in addition to distinctive front in addition to rear bumpers, the front highlighted by air intakes in addition to the rear having a diffuser design. Add nearly invisible side skirts in addition to, of course, R-Line badging. Inside features include an R-Line steering wheel in addition to an R-Line logo on the infotainment start screen. The pedals wear a set of stainless steel covers.
Sadly, none of the R-Line’s cosmetic hubris extends to the powertrain, which is actually the same as additional Atlas types: a 235-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four or a 276-hp 3.6-liter V-6. All use an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive in four-cylinder configuration while 4MOTION all-wheel drive is actually optional with the V-6.
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The 2018 Atlas R-Line will make its in-the-metal debut next week at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Pricing has not yet been revealed.