Volkswagen Will Build 5-Passenger Version of Atlas SUV

Atlas SUV 5-Passenger Concept

Well, that didn’t take long. VW’s new 7-seater Atlas SUV is such a hit, the automaker thinks a smaller version will pay off, too.

This week, VW announced plans to build a two-row variant of the Atlas which “has built strong momentum for Volkswagen in the SUV segment”, according to Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Volkswagen will show off the concept version at this month’s New York Auto Show. The new SUV, that will seat five, will be built at the brand’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  That’s also where Volkswagen builds the larger Atlas along with the Passat.

Volkswagen says it will invest approximately $340 million to bring the vehicle to market. That’s in addition to approximately $900 million already invested to expand the plant for the original Atlas production.  

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