New 2.0-liter turbo powertrain replaces earlier four-cylinder and VR6®, brings higher efficiency and improved gasoline financial system
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. unveiled the brand new 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport on the Chicago Auto Present in the present day. The refreshed seven- and five-seaters supply enhanced know-how, upgraded inside designs and supplies, and a livelier powertrain.
“The Atlas was the primary trendy Volkswagen designed, engineered and produced particularly for American patrons, and since its debut, it has grow to be a significant participant within the U.S. market,” stated Pablo Di Si, president and CEO, Volkswagen of America. “The refreshed Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport proceed to construct on that success, with a sublime new inside and a classy turbocharged engine that improves each efficiency and the driving expertise.”
Whereas the refreshed Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport keep the identical underpinnings of the profitable outgoing fashions, the spacious inside of every automobile receives a significant improve for the 2024 mannequin yr. Premium supplies are adopted all through, together with a leatherette-trimmed soft-touch sprint and middle console. Entrance-row door trim and décor stream seamlessly into the sprint panel, creating an upscale cockpit; the door therapy can be mirrored within the second row. Obtainable ambient lighting with 30 shade decisions pairs with modern backlit sprint décor that includes the mannequin identify to raise the brand new design. High-of-range fashions characteristic quilted leather-based seats with a diamond sample.
Consolation options get a lift as effectively. A heated steering wheel with shift paddles, ventilated entrance seats and a height-adjustable passenger seat are actually customary fare, together with Climatronic® automated local weather management and Voice Management. The middle console is redesigned with a storage cubby beneath. Leather-based seating surfaces and heated rear seats are actually accessible a trim line decrease than earlier fashions.
Extra Related Expertise
Enhanced know-how within the refreshed Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport presents a extra linked expertise. A 12-inch floating infotainment show is a sublime point of interest within the redesigned cockpit, and drivers of each trim stage profit from the ten.25-inch totally configurable Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Professional. Connecting units is simpler than ever with customary wi-fi App-Join, wi-fi charging, and 6 USB-C ports (eight accessible) with 45-watt quick charging.
IQ.DRIVE® driver help know-how, that includes hands-on semi-automatic functionality, is now customary as effectively. On the freeway, IQ.DRIVE options lane centering and a capacitive steering wheel to make driving simpler. Round city, IQ.DRIVE helps provide you with a warning to shock obstacles in entrance of you, and retains a watch round you to assist make driving safer. A head-up show and predictive Adaptive Cruise Management are additionally accessible.
Exterior Modifications To Atlas
Outdoors, mannequin yr 2024 brings a brand new entrance finish design and higher differentiation between Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. On each automobiles, a large chrome four-bar grille is framed by LED headlights with the newly customary Adaptive Entrance-lighting System (AFS). On all however base trims, the Daytime Working Lights (DRLs) wrap across the headlights and proceed into an illuminated lightbar that sits atop of an illuminated VW emblem, giving the automobile an unmistakable premium look. A brand new entrance fascia with built-in air intakes completes the entrance finish therapy. Atlas Cross Sport fashions characteristic gloss-black grille particulars and a gloss-black “X” design aspect stretching throughout the decrease fascia, just like Taos.
On the rear, each fashions add a bigger spoiler, lengthening the general roofline of the autos and giving them a sleeker facet profile. All however base trims mirror the entrance lighting signature within the rear with an illuminated lightbar and VW emblem sitting between the LED taillights. Atlas Cross Sport fashions add a extra aggressive rear diffuser than the earlier era, additional differentiating the 2 fashions.
All trims get new wheel designs, starting from 18 to twenty inches with machined alloy and black finishes accessible. R-line® trims up the ante with a gloss-black grille, 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and signature R-line badging.
For 2024, the Atlas household will likely be powered solely by a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine with 269 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The brand new engine offers comparable energy to the outgoing VR6, a bump in torque—which is obtainable over a broader rev vary, bettering drivability and acceleration—and is anticipated to offer improved gasoline financial system. Towing capability stays the identical, at 5,000 kilos. An eight-speed automated transmission and front-wheel drive are customary; Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is obtainable throughout the mannequin lineup.
Additional particulars, specs, and pricing will likely be introduced forward of the launch early Q3.