Volkswagen refreshed the five-passenger Atlas Cross Sport and seven-passenger Atlas for the Chicago Auto Show. The 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs now supply three-row local weather management, a regular 12-inch show and a turbocharged four-cylinder changing the four- and six-cylinder engines from final 12 months.
Upgrades begin inside with a brand new leatherette-trimmed soft-touch sprint and middle console. Front-row door trim flows into the dashboard whereas the ambient lighting system has 30 colours. Upper trim ranges characteristic quilted leather-based seats with a diamond sample.
Continuing with extra normal gear, the Atlas and Atlas Sport Cross include a heated steering wheel with shift paddles, ventilated entrance seats and a height-adjustable passenger seat. Leather seating surfaces and heated rear seats are actually obtainable on a decrease than earlier than.
All 2024 Atlas SUVs have a 12-inch central touchscreen infotainment together with a ten.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Wireless Apple CarPlay and 6 USB-c ports with 45-watt charging are normal; two additional USB ports are elective.
Volkswagen’s semi-autonomous IQ.DRIVE driver help expertise can be included. The system can middle the automobile within the lane, observe the automobile in entrance and brake mechanically when essential.
Visually, the 2024 Atlas and Cross Sport include a brand new entrance finish design, however with larger differentiation than earlier than. Both automobiles have a large chrome four-bar grille between LED headlights with a brand new adaptive entrance lighting. Daytime working lights wrap across the headlights and proceed to the VW emblem.
Atlas Cross Sport fashions have gloss-black options; each include a bigger spoiler, although the Atlas Cross Sport has a extra aggressive diffuser. Both automobiles get new wheel designs starting from 18- to 21 inches.
The complete household can be powered by the identical turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 269 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That supplies a torque bump over the earlier model, with higher drivability, says Volkswagen. An eight-speed automated transmission is normal and towing capability stays at 5,000 kilos.
The three-row 2024 Volkswagen Atlas will proceed in opposition to the competitors that features the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Ascent. The two-row Atlas Cross Sport will compete in opposition to the likes of the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and others.
The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas go on sale within the third quarter of 2023. The firm hasn’t revealed a value but however the present Atlas begins at $35,150 and goes as much as $52,340. The smaller Atlas Cross Sport $34,460 and goes as much as $51,625.