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Volkswagen Atlas SUV Hits Production Milestone

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas

With the 100,000th Volkswagen Atlas SUV rolling out, the Chattanooga-based manufacturing plant has reason to celebrate.

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“Our objective for the Atlas has been to assemble an SUV in America for Americans, and we have been very encouraged by the success of the vehicle so far,” said Antonio Pinto, CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “This is just the first of many production milestones we anticipate celebrating for the Atlas, and it would not have been possible without the world-class-team in Chattanooga.”

The LEED Platinum-certified production facility, which is responsible for manufacturing both the Passat and Atlas, opened seven years ago in April. Approximately 3,500 people are employees at Volkswagen Chattanooga.

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is available at seven trim levels: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line®, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. Each trim is equipped advanced driver assist technologies including Rear Traffic Alert, Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor. It features a choice of two powerful engines, a 3.6-liter VR6® and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI® turbo. An eight-speed automatic transmission is paired to both engine options. Automatic headlight, heated side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers are now standard on the S trim. Twenty-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof with HomeLink® are featured on the SE with Technology trim while the SE is now equipped with tri-zone Climatronic® automatic climate control.

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Seven adults comfortably fit in the 2019 Atlas, which boasts a second-row bench seat as a standard feature in its well-appointed interior. Total passenger volume is 153.7 cubic feet.