As we heard that 2019 VW Atlas could be a new full-size truck made in Volkswagen usually not that interested in making a large and massive truck we had to check it on right place. That information could be given only from someone who works in Volkswagen, and this time that was US chef engineering Dr. Matthias Erb, who told us on last 2017 Detroit Auto Show, that they could make a large truck for US market only. If that happens, that truck could be Atlas, since that line was already on the market, and implies largeness and massiveness.
As this article is based only on speculations and rumors, we only can predict how 2019 Volkswagen Atlas could look like, on current models design and speculations. There are high chances that it could be the main competitor to Honda Ridgeline, so we expect similarities with that model. This unibody design includes the famous details usually found on Volkswagen cars. Looking from the front end there is massive two-bar grille with large LED front lights, similar to other VW vehicles. Below it is thin mesh air intake and perfectly shaped fog lights incorporated in plastic protection on the bottom. The rear end has soft edges with modernly designed lights and the whole car includes unibody design, expected on this vehicle.
It is expected to see the modernly shaped cabin in 2019 VW Atlas, but still the same as on other Volkswagen SUVs. That means simple cabin, with the flat dashboard, strong edges, and clear lines. As we predict, it could be a family-friendly car, with needed equipment for that purposes, as the seats and the cabin become larger and more comfortable. There are also many similarities with Ridgeline in that field, too, including design resolutions on the dashboard.
As the Volkswagen Atlas SUV is available with two engines, smaller 2.0-liter turbo-four cylinder with 238 horsepower and 3.6-liter VR6 engine, we have reason to believe that 2019 VW Atlas could get the same engines under the hood. Especially when we know that these engines put VW SUV on the top of the most efficient large vehicles on the market nowadays. Honda Ridgeline, on the other side, has 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It could be matched with six-speed automatic transmission, for the best fuel economy.
2019 VW Atlas
All we said here about 2019 Volkswagen Atlas are only our predictions, but there are high chances that it could be on the market in years to come.