VW comes forward with all-new Atlas and Tiguan

VW comes forward with all-new Atlas and Tiguan

Despite its diesel troubles, Volkswagen has big plans for the U.S. market, starting with a showing of the all-new Atlas midsize SUV a new market for the automaker at the Washington Auto Show. Another Auto Show highlight is the all-new Tiguan.

Even though the Tiguan is a compact SUV, it is 11 inches longer than the previous version and is now one of the biggest vehicles in the segment, said Hendrik Mudh, senior vice president of product marketing. It has 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with LED headlights, an unusual feature for a compact SUV. It has one of the largest interiors in the segment and seats seven adults, thanks to third-row seating. A digital cockpit is available.

Safety features include standard automatic post-collision braking and adaptive cruise control.

The Tiguan is made in Chattanooga, TN for the U.S. market and will be at dealerships in the second quarter of this year. Pricing will start around $30,000.

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