Up to date trendy appears, refreshed and refined inside facilities, added commonplace goodies and a one-size-fits-all motor defines the specs of 2024 Volkswagen’s greatest SUVs, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport.
Simply-announced pricing for the Atlas will begin at $37,725 MSRP, with a $1,350 vacation spot cost bringing it to $39,075. The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport opens at $38,065 together with vacation spot. The highest-of-the-line Atlas SEL Premium R-Line fashions are priced at $53,805 with vacation spot, whereas the Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line is ready at $52,795.
Contemplating the upgrades, one would count on that these costs have elevated. And so they have: The Atlas will begin at $1,270 greater than the 2023 mannequin, And the Cross Sport base worth is up $960. The vacation spot charge might be up $55.
The three-row Atlas, now in its seventh 12 months, was adopted in 2020 by Cross Sport, so it’s about time for some refreshment.
One notable maneuver this time round by Volkswagen is a change underneath the hood. Whereas the outgoing fashions had been out there with both a 235-hp turbo 4 or a 276-hp 3.6-liter V-6, the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport might be had with just one engine: a brand new 269-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4. Entrance-wheel drive remains to be commonplace, and all-wheel drive is non-compulsory.
The interiors of each SUVs obtained the lion’s share of consideration from VW’s designers. The sprint and middle console are wrapped in fake leather-based, and trim that flows into the sprint panel. A brand new ambient lighting system is non-compulsory. The infotainment system options wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and all Atlases characteristic a wi-fi smartphone charging pad and no less than six fast-charging USB-C ports.
Cockpit-wise, the brand new fashions now give occupants a heated steering wheel with shift paddles, ventilated entrance seats and a height-adjustable passenger seat as commonplace gear. High-of-range fashions characteristic quilted leather-based seats with a diamond stitching sample.
Launched just a few weeks in the past on the New York Auto Present was the all-wheel-drive Atlas Peak Version, what we referred to as an “train in cellular design accoutrements.” Due for launch this summer time, the Peak, priced at $50,435 ($51,785 together with vacation spot), is dressed up with 18-inch black alloy wheels with all-terrain tires; silver underbody cladding; black roof rails; blackout exterior detailing; Peak Version badging; distinctive inside coloration and decor; leatherette seating surfaces; and chrome steel pedal caps.
The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are anticipated to start hitting U.S. sellers in quarter three of 2023. A listing of trims and specs is obtainable right here.