Volkswagen has revealed the R-Line package for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Wolfsburg says that the new trim package augments the Chattanooga-built SUV’s sportiness with exterior and interior design elements that give it an even more dynamic appearance.

An addition to the Atlas SE and SEL trim levels, R-Line adds on 20-inch aluminium-alloy twin-spoke wheels; R-Line badging; unique front and rear bumpers that incorporate air intakes at the front and a diffuser in gloss black at the rear; and side skirts.

Inside, the Atlas R-Line welcomes drivers with the R-Line logo on the start screen of Volkswagen’s Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB II) head unit. Other features include an R-Line steering wheel clip and stainless-steel pedal covers.

It’s just a trim level, so like the standard MQB-based seven-seater Atlas SUV, the R-Line will be available in two engine options: a 235 hp 2.0 litre TSI engine or a 276 hp 3.6 litre NA V6, both with an eight-speed automatic. VW’s 4Motion AWD is available on V6 models. The Atlas will go on sale this spring in the US, with the R-Line package only surfacing later in the year.


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