VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS NAMED BEST LARGE UTILITY IN 2018 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARDS
The three-row family SUV impresses with space, comfort and technology
Herndon, VA Feb 8, 2018; Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Atlas was named Best Large Utility in the 2018 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. The awards were announced at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America.
“We are very proud of this win for Atlas,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Volkswagen is expanding its lineup with great new vehicles like the Atlas to offer better products with broader appeal to American families. Awards like this serve as proof point that we are hitting the mark.”
"Even though Volkswagen was a bit late to the large crossover party, they more than made up for lost time with the Atlas. Not only is the Atlas roomier than just about everything else it competes against; it’s extremely comfortable, quiet, and packed full of technology that’s easy to use. The Volkswagen Atlas fits the needs of a growing, and on-the-go family, perfectly." said MotorWeek creator and host, John Davis.
In selecting the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards, MotorWeek’s editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles every year. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency, and value for the dollar.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in Spring 2017 as the brand’s first three-row SUV. Designed specifically for the American family, the 2018 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in five trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Atlas also offers 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims and is assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Prices start at $30,750.
All Drivers’ Choice winners are featured on Motorweek.org, and will be appearing on a special episode of MotorWeek airing on public television stations beginning February 10, 2018.
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