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VW employee slams Atlas for looking "boring" and "old"


An unnamed Volkswagen employee allegedly involved in the design process of the recently unveiled Atlas SUV, has slammed the final product for looking "boring" and like "a 2012 Ford whatever".

According to reports, the employee made the comment to online platform, The Truth About Cars, at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, where he also slammed the new seven seater for appearing dated.

"It’s boring. Of course it’s boring. That vehicle is four years old. And by that, I mean it looks four years old. It looks like a 2012 Ford whatever. It could be anything," he reportedly said.

Known as the CrossBlue in concept form, the Atlas, which will wear the pre-production Teramont designation in China, will go on sale in the States early next year with engines consisting of a 175 kW 2.0 TSI and a 206 kW 3.6 VR6. Mated exclusively to a eight-speed Tiptronic box, the Atlas will be offered with a choice of front or 4Motion all-wheel drive, while a seven-speed DSG and unique 2.5-litre V6 will be made available on the Teramont.

Although confirmed for Russia and the Middle East towards the end of 2017, don't expect the Atlas or Teramont on local shores soon as it will be a left-hand-drive only model for now.  

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