People are prone to greeting and expecting something new. So, even now, Volkswagen has placed new tracks on the arrival of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. It is up to us to assume that things will happen and what we can expect. The American market can expect a new vehicle based on Atlas three-row crossover. If we return to the beginning of the year and the fair that was held in Detroit, we will see that the first news came out then. The price and the date of realization will see the details a bit later.
The Honda Ridgeline will be the starting point for creating a new model. The Ridgeline will essentially retain the design of the SUV model. The roof characteristics and engine mechanism should also remain almost the same. To offset its pickup, Volkswagen will surely remain on the model of the Atlas SUV, as an inspiration for mid-size design, a unibody pickup and, of course, a review of the mechanical characteristics.
The American market is known for the dominance of hand-picked pickup models with the emphasis on traditional domestic manufacturers. Coming to the market is not an easy task, and this can be seen because Nissan’s new Titan pickup keeps a strong price. VW decided to compete with Ridgeline although this is not the best choice. When it comes to sales, the new 2017 Ridgeline got definitely in importance and improved its sales.
Let’s just make a little speculative. Let’s play and find out what the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas might look like.
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If we start with the outer part, let’s say first that the VW Atlas Truck wants to apply similarity and style to Honda. It will have almost the same C pillar as its SUV partner. This means less differentiation in the factory when it comes to assembly. The style Volkswagen propagates is fairly widespread and well accepted.
The front of the new Atlas will be created so it will contain two bulbs as well as Atlas SUV. With LEDs, there will be LED headlights. To identify the differences in the lower bumper you will need to see both sides. the Honda Pilot and Ridgeline have the same item when it comes to this front part.
The area around the mudguards for the new Atlas pickup will be with strong lines and a strong character that will drown in the part where the cargo bed is. The floor and the cabin will be composed of one metal part. The addition between the cabin and the bed will only represent a visual addition and nothing more.
LED lights will be specific in that they will be able to turn around the bumper, which will have the opportunity to stop just before the back door. The load bed will have the size of the set, that is, it will be so dangerous.
One of the tasks Volkswagen has set before him is to create a luggage compartment like the Ridgeline’s Dual-Action. However, this will be a little more difficult because this type of design is protected by law and can not be copied. This also applies to the rest related to the outside of the bed. A 110 volt socket will be present on the outside as well as bindings.
In order to remain consistent with the Atlas SUV model, Atlas Truck will certainly need to wash its black details and shapes alongside its work and leave it to be robust. The AWD models will have subframe support as an optional choice. The distance will be from six to eight inches.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is certainly the biggest competitor to Volkswagens. The look and dimensions will be very similar. What these two guys will share is the front engine, crew cabin, short bed, optional AVD and front-wheel drive. And some other competitors such as Ford and RAM are doing the same thing when it comes to copying.
The load bed is presented as a unique solution by the Ridgeline. Credits are attributed to Honda. What is so characteristic? In-Bed Audio system, The In-Bed Trunk, the Dual Action Tailgate is what is characteristic of this model. This has never been achieved before in some vans. But some similar design existed before.
What can we say about The In-Bed Trunk? The In-Bed Trunk allows you to leave a lot of things, the size of a large suitcase. This is available for the rear of the vehicle which can be locked. This part can also be reminded of wet storage. The plastic hull contained in this section can hold the ice for up to several hours.
In-Bed Audio is characterized by improved sound insulation. It is also protected from various blows.
The new interior will in fact not be new because the Atlas Truck will have almost everything the same as the Atlas SUV. In that case, the new Atlas comes with a minimalist cabin, which is characterized by regularity and a properly arranged layout of things inside the cabin. What will nevertheless make some kind of difference is Volkswagen’s digital gauge cluster? The same can be said for the Car-Net infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interior also has a dual-zone climate control, a speedometer and a three-spoke steering wheel.
The seats will also experience some changes, especially when it comes to the second row of seats. We hope that Volkswagen will be creative as it was the case with Honda. Confor and the space of the inner part should be extremely practical and at the same time modern and serve an average family in every sense.
Volkswagen could make the change in such a way that it will introduce the middle door that will come with the cargo part. The Chevrolet Avalanche could be the best example of how it will look. Keep in mind that this is a mast and speculation. Let’s continue with our greed.
We have to point out that the interior of the 2017 Ridgeline is almost the same as with the Honda Pilot. The difference is moving. Comfort and Lucus, as well as items inside the cabin, are a common feature of both models. Storage compartments, case holders, and a deep console are some of these common features.
The interior of the infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, owned by Honda, is also placed on the Ridgeline. The double climate control is characterized in that the fronts are independent of the rear. Also, the built-in double heater makes the drive more comfortable in winter conditions. Vehicle data and its speed are on a cluster that represents a combination of digital and analog characteristics.
The Ridgeline has a large amount of space when it comes to the back seats and backrests. It’s not just about classic comfort but also about space that can accommodate additional items related to comfort and comfort. Honda put her opinion and made it clear that space cannot get caught in any way.
We also reached the driving force of the vehicle. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV has two versions of the engine. The standard version is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 238 horsepower. The second option is the 3.6-liter VR6 with 286 horsepower. The gear is transmitted via the gearbox thanks to an eight-speed manual gearbox.
When it comes to efficient fuel consumption, it should be said that the four cylinder engine is paired with the FWD and gives good results. VW’s 4Motion AWD features VR6. The 4Motion system is characterized by its equipment related to field conditions. The driver is allowed to choose which field drive he will take. The selection is on the console at your fingertips. The Atlas computer gives you the choice of ABS system, gas response. The power distribution between the front and back is enabled. There is a regime linked to Off-Road, On-Road, and Snow.
If some of these options Volkswagen could transfer to Atlas it would be a hit. Clients would like it and it would be possible for them to take something against their needs. The Ridgeline j is also in the story and will be available in two versions of FWD and AWD.
The Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck that comes with a Honda-like engine, which means the 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6. It is able to make 286 horsepower at 262 rpm. It is equipped with AWD and it is usable to drive 5,000 pounds even though it is a mid-size truck.
The VTEC system allows the truck to save power and efficiency. It offers power when a higher speed develops and allows the engine to operate more efficiently at lower revs.
The prices for the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas have not yet been announced, so it’s hard to say anything about that. If you were to play the game, then the 2018 Atlas could start at $ 33,000 and get to some $ 45,000. It could fit the starting price of Honda Ridgeline, which is $ 29,475 for this year’s model and $ 30,000 for what is expected.
Some of previous models.