2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Revealed

2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Revealed

The slightly updated Volkswagen Atlas and 2024 Atlas Cross Sport SUVs arrived at the Chicago Auto Show. The beautiful exterior design is combined with the fully updated interior. Volkswagen also added powertrains. First, Volkswagen upgraded the base 2-liter four-cylinder engine, which is the only option. This means that upgrading to the V6 is no longer available. The upgraded four-cylinder engine now produces 269 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, up 34 and 15 respectively. It remains behind the old V6 in power, but now outperforms it in torque. Maximum towing remains the same at 5,000 pounds, and Volkswagen made the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, front-wheel drive remains standard with four-wheel drive optional. External changes are visible in the dark. New daytime running lights dominate the design at the front of the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. This new Volkswagen lighting and badging is standard on all but the base Atlas models. The front end of each will be updated with revised side vents, while the Cross Sport will get gloss black coupe-style detailing to make it stand out. Both Atlas models get larger rear spoilers and full-width taillights. Again, the basic models do not fly at full width. New wheel designs are available: 18-inch and 21-inch options, the latter only for R-Line models. Finally, the Cross Sport adds a unique rear diffuser, giving it a sportier look than its conventional sibling. Inside, Volkswagen has equipped the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport with a modern technology package. That means the Atlas gets Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit Pro infotainment system with a 12-inch touchscreen. It also features Volkswagen Climatronic touch controls to adjust the temperature. We were very impressed with this new control stack in our GTI and Golf R tests, and it looks like we'll have the same experience with the new Atlas. Alongside the new infotainment system is a new, customizable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. Wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and wireless phone charging are included, but you can also connect to one of the eight convenient USB-C ports scattered around the interior. Since Volkswagen's new infotainment/climate control system was a complete installation, the entire interior had to be redesigned to accommodate it. The Atlas has a new design for the center console, instrument panel and door panels. The new switchgear is designed in the same style as seen on the automatic transmission of the GTI or Golf R. An attractive illuminated instrument panel displays the name of each model in front of the passenger, and ambient lighting is now everywhere you look. Everything is very clean and understated, but when we get our hands on it, we'll see how comfortable the new Atlas's interior will be. Other notable updates include a new leather-wrapped dashboard and leather-wrapped center console with soft-touch finishes. Volkswagen offers leather seats for the top-line model to emphasize the interior beauty of the Atlas. Additional features such as ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel (with paddle shifters) and a height-adjustable passenger seat were standard. In terms of technology, Volkswagen has added the IQ Driver Assistance package as standard equipment, meaning all Atlases will have Volkswagen's Lane Center system along with other features such as blind spot monitoring and front and rear emergency brakes. Adaptive cruise control can be added as an option. Volkswagen has yet to announce pricing for the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, but expect those details to be available closer to the third quarter of 2023, when both models go on sale. For more information visit www.autoblog.com #volkswagen #vwatlascrossport #vw

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The slightly updated Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport 2024 SUVs arrived at the Chicago Auto Show. The beautiful exterior design is combined with the fully updated interior. Volkswagen also added powertrains. First, Volkswagen upgraded the base 2-liter four-cylinder engine, which is the only option. This means that upgrading to the V6 is no longer available. The revised four-cylinder engine now has 269 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, up 34 and 15, respectively.

It's still behind the old V6 in terms of performance, but now has more power. Maximum towing remains the same at 5,000 pounds, and Volkswagen made the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, front-wheel drive remains standard with four-wheel drive optional. External changes are visible in the dark. New daytime running lights dominate the front of the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. This new Volkswagen lighting and badging is standard on all but the base Atlas models.

The front end of each is updated with improved side air intakes, and the Cross Sport Coupe gets gloss black trim details to make it stand out. Both Atlas models get large rear spoilers and full-width taillights, again, base models lack full-width lights. New wheel designs are available: 18-inch and 21-inch options, the latter only for R-Line models. Finally, the Cross Sport adds a unique rear diffuser, giving it a sportier look than its conventional sibling.

Inside, Volkswagen has equipped the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport with a modern technology package. This means the Atlas will get the Volkswagen Cockpit Pro digital infotainment system running on a 12-inch touchscreen. It also features Volkswagen Climatronic touch controls to adjust the temperature. We were very impressed with this new control stack in our GTI and Golf R tests, and it looks like we'll have the same experience with the new Atlas. Alongside the new infotainment system is a new, customizable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. Wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and wireless phone charging are all included, but you can connect to one of the 8 handy USB-C ports around the cabin.

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Since Volkswagen's new climate control information system is a complete installation, it had to design an entire interior to accommodate it. The Atlas has a new design for the center console, instrument panel and door panels. The new switchgear is designed in the same style as seen on the automatic transmission of the GTI or Golf R. An attractive illuminated instrument panel displays the name of each model in front of the passenger, and ambient lighting is now everywhere you look. Everything is very clean and understated, but when we get our hands on it, we'll see how comfortable the new Atlas's interior will be.

Other notable updates include a new leather-wrapped dashboard and leather-wrapped center console for a softer touch. Volkswagen offers leather seats on the top model to show off the interior of the Atlas. Additional features were standard, including desirable oil coolers such as ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with paddles, and a height-adjustable passenger seat. In terms of technology, Volkswagen has added the IQ Driver Assistance package as standard equipment, meaning all Atlases will have Volkswagen's Lane Center system along with other features such as blind spot monitoring and front and rear emergency brakes. Adaptive cruise control can be added as an option.

Volkswagen has not yet announced pricing for the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, but expects those details to be available closer to the third quarter of 2023, when both models go on sale.

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