2018 VW Altlas
Finally. VW will soon have a mid size SUV to compete in the US market.
Just when smaller ones are actually getting more popular than mid sized ones…
It doesn’t look bad. And it does look like a VW. In a big Tiguan sort of way.
(At least, it does look much better than the horrible looking Honda Pilot.)
Here is the 2013 concept. Yes, 2013. Which means it look 4 years (The production model comes out early next year) to bring this to life.
I think the production version (yellow) actually does look a bit better.
The interior is clean, and super boring. It feels like a Passat SUV.
I am not sure that will actually work for them. The Passat sales kind of tanked after the first year. Since it quickly looked old.
Seems that everyone else is trying to find a way to make their interiors really cool and modern these days.
Although, I must say, the Passat I drove a few months ago was just fine. The boring interior was actually nicer than the new Audi A4 I tested a few weeks ago.
So this might be the same thing in real life. It could be just fine…
I still wish they had stayed closer to the concept interior (Bottom picture)
I mean it was not that futuristic to begin with. But much more interesting. Just look at the doors.
The ones on the production version reverted to zero style.
That’s too bad…
It does have some cool stuff. Like standard LED headlights. Optional glass roof and the amazing Fender audio system.
As well as an 8 speed automatic.
Engines are the usual 2.0 Liter (238HP) or the big 3.6 Liter V6 with 280HP.