CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen Of America Inc. has selected a trio of Continental-brand tires as the U.S. OE fitments for the 2018 VW Atlas seven-passenger SUV, being built at VW's plant in Chattanooga.
The tires selected are the Conti TerrainContact A/T in size 245/60R18 105H, the CrossContact in size 255/50R20 105T and the CrossContact LX Sport in size 255/60R20 105T.
Launched in late 2016, the TerrainContact A/T incorporates Conti's "TractionPlus" technology, which helps to provide durable performance through dirt and gravel while maintaining a quiet, comfortable ride on pavement. TractionPlus features an open pattern and large stable blocks, while the patented +Saline helps to provide traction in wet conditions.
VW offers the Atlas in five trim levels — S, SE, SE w/Technology, SEL and SEL Premium — and two engine options, a 2-liter inline turbocharged 4-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6, both with eight-speed automatic transmissions. VW offers two engine options, a 2-liter four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6, both turbocharged.