VOLKSWAGEN INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE INSPIRED R-LINE APPEARANCE PACKAGE ON ALL-NEW 2018 ATLAS

VOLKSWAGEN INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE INSPIRED R-LINE APPEARANCE PACKAGE ON ALL-NEW 2018 ATLAS

By Scott Green

January 8, 2017

  • R-Line adds design enhancements to the Atlas SE and SEL trims
  • Performance-inspired upgrades include stylish 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels and stainless-steel pedals
  • Atlas goes on sale in the Spring, with R-Line package available later after launch

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it will offer the R-Line package on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. The new trim package augments the Chattanooga-built SUVs sportiness with exterior and interior design elements that give it an even more dynamic appearance. The Atlas R-Line will be introduced at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The R-Line package enhances the robust list of equipment in the Atlas SE and SEL trimsoffering a full suite of connected vehicle services and driver assistance featureswith performance-inspired treatments. The exterior styling details include 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels; R-Line badging; unique front and rear bumpers that incorporate stylish air intakes at the front and a diffusor in glossy black paint at the rear; and side skirts.

Inside, the Atlas R-Line welcomes drivers with the R-Line logo on the start screen of Volkswagens Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB II). Other interior features include an R-Line steering wheel clip and stainless-steel sport pedal covers.

Like the standard Atlas model, the R-Line will be available in two engine options: a four-cylinder TSI turbo with 235 horsepower or a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 276 horsepower. Both come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagens advanced 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is available on V6 engined models.

The Atlas models will go on sale in the Spring of 2017, with the R-Line package going on sale later in the year.

Source: Volkswagen of America

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