News VW offers Atlas test-booking through Amazon

16:51  13 september  2017
16:51  13 september  2017 Source:   autofile.ca

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For two weekends, Amazon Prime Now customers in Los Angeles and Chicago can order a VW Atlas test drive online.

It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention. VW offers Atlas test - booking through Amazon .

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Volkswagen is making it easier for potential customers to test drive the new 2018 Atlas sport utility vehicle by offering bookings through Amazon.

The VW Atlas Prime Now Test Drive Program has several restrictions attached, with the most prominent one being that customers be in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas. And, it’s only available over two successive weekends — Sept. 22 to 24, and Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.

Still, Amazon Prime members in those restricted zip codes will have a chance at a limited number of convenient, home-based 60-minute test drives in an Atlas SEL Premium.

VW Atlas SUV Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

  VW Atlas SUV Earns Top Safety Pick Rating Volkswagen has announced the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2017 Top Safety Pick award is issued to vehicles that have earned “Good” ratings in IIHS crash tests evaluated in five categories: frontal impact moderate overlap; frontal impact small overlap; side impact; roof strength; and head restraints. It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention.

According to Diess, they just don’t make sense in the market given the emissions standards and the fact they are not incentivized by tax incentives in many jurisdictions here. VW offers Atlas test - booking through Amazon .

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“We are very excited to work with Amazon to introduce more consumers to our newly-launched, 7-seater SUV through this unique test drive experience,” said Greg Tebbutt, Senior Director, Transformation, Strategy and Communications for Volkswagen of America. “We know people have limited time and are always looking for convenient ways to test out a new product, and with the Amazon Prime Now service we are able to bring the all-new Atlas to customers’ doorstep.”

Through Amazon Prime Now, interested members will be able to book the test drive, with the vehicle delivered to a desired location. Members outside those areas will still be able to participate, but will be redirected to VW.com to book their test drive. As with many online and mobile app ventures, participants will be encouraged to rate the service, as well as the vehicle.

“We continue to innovate new ways to give time back to customers through our ultra-fast delivery service, Prime Now,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Amazon Prime Now worldwide. “We are thrilled to offer Prime members the chance to experience the all-new Atlas through the convenient delivery of a test drive directly to your door.”

VW Atlas SUV Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

  VW Atlas SUV Earns Top Safety Pick Rating Volkswagen has announced the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2017 Top Safety Pick award is issued to vehicles that have earned “Good” ratings in IIHS crash tests evaluated in five categories: frontal impact moderate overlap; frontal impact small overlap; side impact; roof strength; and head restraints. It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention.

Amazon Prime Now members who request the VW Atlas test drive and are outside the program’s coverage area will be directed to VW ’s own website to schedule a test drive at a nearby dealership instead.

Amazon Will Now Send a VW Test Drive to Your Doorstep. The mega-retailer is partnering with Volkswagen to offer Prime members in select urban area an on-demand test drive of the 2018 VW Atlas SEL Premium for a limited time.

The top of the line SEL Premium is powered by Volkswagen’s VR6 engine — the venerable 3.6-litre narrow-angle V-6 — with power distributed to all four wheels through VW’s 4Motion system, and in the US, comes with a 6-year/72,000-mile transferable warranty.

The equipment list includes 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, power folding door mirrors with puddle lamps, parking assist, area view camera, automatic high-beam control and LED taillights. Inside there is leather seating with heated/ventilated seats up front and heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, 480-watt 12-speaker Fender audio system and navigation, the latter two controlled through a 12.3-inch touch screen that can be configured to owner’s likes.

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