Volkswagen will be dressing up their 2018 Atlas with a newly revealed R-Line package, adding interior and exterior upgrades to the SE and SEL models.
Unfortunately, there won’t be any performance upgrades with the new package, but customers will be getting a snazzy set of 20-inch twin spoke alloy wheels, R-Line badging, side skirts, a special front bumper with air intakes and a unique rear bumper with a glossy black diffuser.
The interior will feature stainless steel pedal cover, R-Line steering wheel piece, and an R-Line logo on the start screen of the MIB II infotainment system.
Sitting under the snazzy new features is still the same standard engines the SE and SEL models come with. VW will be offering buyers a choice of two engine options; a 3.6-litre V6 with 276 horsepower or a turbo four-cylinder cranking out 235 hp. Each will be paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, but their 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is also an option for the V6 models.
VW’s three-row SUV is part of their plan to move past the diesel-emissions scandal and garner the attention of new customers in the United States. The regular Atlas models will go on sale this spring and Carpscoops suggests that the R-Line sales may start later in the year.
We’ll see the Atlas R-Line debut at the upcoming 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.