Volkswagen Atlas Set to Move the Proletariat

Despite having spent the latter half of the 20th century as mortal enemies, it turns out that Russia and the USA have some things in common according to Volkswagen, as Russia may be next in line to get the Atlas.

The Atlas is Volkswagen’s recently revealed seven seat SUV that’s designed to compete against the major players like the Dodge Durango and Honda Pilot.

The Atlas is “at the sweet spot of the American market at the moment,” says Juergen Stackmann, which apparently is the same sweet spot as the Russian market.

Automotive News reports that Stackman revealed that “Russia is one of the markets we’re considering” for the Atlas at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Атлас will also likely feature a 2.0-liter TDI when it makes its way to the motherland.

A slightly modified version of the Atlas, meanwhile, will be sold in China. Unlike the Atlas, this version, called the Teramont, will be made in China.

[source: Automotive News]