Giti named as 2018 partner for Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen has chosen Giti Tyre as the supplier of fitments for the 2018 edition of its new top-size SUV, the Atlas. The Atlas will be available with either a 2.0 or 3.6 liter engine.
It is 16.5 feet long to accommodate a threerow passenger compartment that can hold up to seven people. Fitments from California’s Giti Tyre will be shipped to Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN plant where the Atlas is being built.
Initially intended for the North American and Chinese markets Volkswagen has plans to ship the vehicle to Russia and the Middle East as well. The Chattanooga plant has capacity to produce an extra 20,000 Atlases annually, and the auto builder is contemplating shipping these to Western Europe, although this may pose problems as the large vehicle will have difficulty on narrower European roads and garages.