washington post, carchat, VW, Chrysler

washington post, carchat, VW, Chrysler

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

This week I went to Boerne, Texas (think San Antonio) to drive the all new Volkswagen Atlas. Even though it has a Greek name (the third time VW has used a Greek mythology name), it is not a myth any longer.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas five models, prices, and specs:

2018 Volkswagen Atlas S
$30,500 – 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque 2.0L I4 TSI

2018 Volkswagen Atlas S
$31,900 – 276 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque 3.6L V6 FWD
$33,700 – V6 AWD

2018 Volkswagen Atlas S Launch
V6 – adding a panoramic roof, 8-inch touchscreen instead of the standard 6.5-inch and XM/Sirius –
$33,500 in FWD – 18 city/25 highway/20 combined mpg
$35,300 in AWD – 17 city/23 highway/19 combined mpg

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE
$33,590 in 2.0L I4 TSI FWD
$34,900 with the V6 FWD
$36,790 with the V6 AWD

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE Technology
$35,690 in 2.0L I4 TSI FWD
$37,090 FWD
$38,890 AWD

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL
$39,160 n 2.0L I4 TSI FWD
$40,890 with the V6 FWD
$42,690 with the V6 AWD

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium
includes Fender audio system 480W output and 12 speakers
$48,490 with the V6 AWD

If you happen to end up in Fredericksburg, Texas stop by the Vaudeville store and restaurant. Chic and delicious!

I also drove my beloved Chrysler Pacifica minivan plug-in hybrid this week at home. Benjamin, the owner of the gluten-free bakery, New Dawn, stopped me on the street. He ordered the exact minivan I was driving and was told it was on backorder. He wanted to know if they were starting to ship them yet. They already own a Nissan Leaf but need a bigger vehicle for bigger orders and their growing family. So quintessential California 🙂

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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s.Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.