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VW to export Atlas to Russia

Volkswagen’s Tennessee-built large SUV will not limit its field of action to North America alone. According to Automotive News Europe, the German carmaker will export the Atlas, which was revealed last week at the LA motorshow, to Russia. This will however not happen before the end of 2017.

The Atlas, which was announced a few years ago by the CrossBlue concept, goes on sale in the U.S. next spring. The seven-seat SUV is more than 5 metres long, making it the largest passenger vehicle VW has ever built. It is powered by a 2-litre or a 3.6-litre petrol engine.

VW brand's sales and marketing boss, Juergen Stackmann, said: "It's at the sweet spot of the American car market at the moment". The brand has invested $900 million in its Chattanooga factory to build the new SUV alongside the American version of the Passat.

Picture copyright: Volkswagen, 2016 22/11/2016  |  Dieter Quartier

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