Volkswagen Atlas named Best Large Utility in 2019 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards
Feb 7, 2019
The three-row family SUV wins award for the second year in a row
Herndon, VA (February 7, 2019) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Atlas was named Best Large Utility in the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards, making it the second year in a row that Atlas topped its class in MotorWeek’s awards. The awards were announced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America.
“This is another great moment for Atlas,” said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “It was designed and built specifically for American families, and buyers and critics alike are letting us know that we’re hitting the mark with this seven-seater SUV.”
“Despite a near flood of new three-row utility competition, no one matches the Volkswagen Atlas when it comes to family-pleasing roominess, practical luxury, user friendly technologies, advanced safety, and driving manners. That’s why it is MotorWeek’s pick for Best Large Utility for two years running,” said MotorWeek creator and host, John Davis.
In selecting the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards, MotorWeek’s editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles every year. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency, and value for the dollar.
The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in 2017 as the brand’s first three-row SUV. The 2019 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in seven trims levels —S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SE w/ Technology R-Line®, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. Atlas also offers 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims and is assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Prices start at $30,895.
All Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on Motorweek.org, and will appear on a special episode of MotorWeek airing on public television stations beginning February 9, and on cable’s MotorTrend Network beginning February 19.
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About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
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