2024 VW Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport refresh revealed at Chicago Auto Show

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport get there as reasonably refreshed SUVs at the Chicago Car Exhibit. A tweaked exterior structure joins a thoroughly overhauled interior. Furthermore, VW does some powertrain shuffling.

For starters, VW is updating the base 2.-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor and creating it the only engine alternative. That suggests the upgrade of a V6 is no for a longer period available, and it also implies the close of the VR6 engine in the U.S. for VW. The beefed-up four-cylinder now cranks out 269 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, additions of 34 and 15, respectively. It however lags the outgoing V6 in horsepower, but now surpasses it in torque. VW claims to expect the -60 mph acceleration to be about 50 percent a 2nd greater than before, all while returning enhanced fuel financial state, also — official EPA estimates will require to wait right until the Atlas is nearer to launch. Utmost towing potential stays the very same at 5,000 pounds, and VW retains the very same eight-speed computerized transmission to change gears. FWD stays on as typical, whilst all-wheel travel remains an choice.

Exterior alterations are designed most apparent in the darkish. The new daytime functioning lights span the front of the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, dominating the design. This new gentle and the light-weight-up VW badge found in pictures are regular on all but the base trims of the two Atlas types — all those styles have an unlit front fascia and a regular VW badge. The entrance fascia of each is updated with revised side air intakes, and the coupe-ified Cross Activity uniquely gains gloss-black trim facts to set it aside. Equally Atlas types get more substantial rear spoilers and entire-width rear taillights — all over again, foundation models are still left out of the complete-width lights. New wheel styles are accessible across the board and assortment from 18-inch to 21-inch alternatives, the latter of which arrive solely with the R-Line visual appeal types. Lastly, the Cross Activity adds a special rear diffuser to give it a sportier glimpse than its much more historically formed sibling.

On the within, Volkswagen provides its latest suite of tech to the Atlas and Atlas Cross Activity. This indicates the Atlas will get VW’s Electronic Cockpit Professional infotainment method that performs on a 12-inch touchscreen show. As well as, it gets VW’s Climatronic contact controls for temperature adjustment. We’ve been deeply let down in this new command stack in screening of the GTI and Golf R, and it seems to be like we’ll be in for a equivalent practical experience in the new Atlas. That mentioned, VW suggests it is really bringing software updates to the procedure in the Atlas that ought to make improvements to the experience compared to the GTI/Golfing R. Standing alongside the new infotainment is a new, configurable 10.25-inch electronic instrument cluster that arrives typical. Wireless Apple CarPlay, wi-fi Android Automobile and wi-fi telephone charging are all along for the trip, but you can plug in to any of the eight available USB-C ports scattered through the inside, too.

Since VW’s new infotainment/climate regulate process is an all-inclusive set up, the total inside needed a redesign to in shape it. You are going to see the Atlas features a thoroughly new centre stack, dash and door panel design. The new shifter is the identical nub-fashion shifter observed in computerized GTIs or Golf Rs. An intriguing light-up sprint shows the precise model’s title in entrance of the passenger, and ambient lighting is now basically everywhere you go you glance. It truly is all pretty thoroughly clean and minimalistic, but we’ll see how usable the new Atlas inside may possibly be for people after we get our arms on a person.

Other noteworthy upgrades include a new leatherette sprint, leatherette center console for much more tender-touch surfaces. VW also gives available quilted leather-based seats in the prime model, all in an effort to amp up the niceness of the Atlas’ inside. Extra features are built normal products, such as desirables like ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel (with change paddles) and a peak adjustable passenger seat. A HUD, formerly unavailable on Atlas, joins the bash on the top rated-trim Atlas, as well. On the tech side, VW provides its IQ driver support suite as conventional gear, which implies each Atlas will have VW’s lane-centering technique, along with many others like adaptive cruise management, blind location checking and front and rear emergency braking. Vacation Guide can be added as an choice.

Volkswagen is not chatting price tag for the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport however, but anticipate these information to be built general public closer to the third quarter of 2023 when each versions will go on sale.

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