Crossover concept VW Atlas Basecamp may become a production modelJanuary 9, 2020
The concept of an “crossover for adventure”, which received the designation Atlas Basecamp, debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2019. We can hardly see the production version of the machine until the end of 2020.
November 25 last year, representatives of the German company Volkswagen filed an application for registration of the Basecamp trademark in the United States. This step may be a sign that Volkswagen intends to introduce a production version of the previously shown Atlas Basecamp concept (pictured above). The model debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2019 as a more “tough”, more off-road version of the seven-seater crossover from VW. When creating this performance car, the automaker worked with the tuner APR.
The Atlas Basecamp concept has a matte gray body with orange highlights. He “rides” on the 17-inch wheels on which the Traverse MX Concept off-road tires are “pulled”. The novelty also boasts an additional roof rack, as well as an LED panel for additional lighting.
The main mechanical change in concept is the H & R lift kit, which increases the travel height of the suspension springs by 1.5 inches. Under the hood is a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 276 horsepower. It works with an eight-speed “automatic”, which in turn directs torque to the all-wheel drive system.
The Basecamp concept even has its own off-road trailer, which boasts travel essentials such as a queen-size bed, a kitchen, and water and propane tanks.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office may process the application filed by the German brand within a few months. This suggests that we will not see the serial Atlas Basecamp at least until the end of 2020.
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