Volkswagen introduced the updated Atlas

Volkswagen introduced the updated Atlas

December 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker held a private presentation of its largest crossover.

Presentation of the Volkswagen Atlas 2021 model year was held at a small event at the Ipsilanti Automobile Heritage Museum. Unfortunately, foreign journalists were not able to take pictures of the news, because photography was prohibited.

Volkswagen is pleased with the success of its Atlas and SUVs in general. The SUV segment currently accounts for 53% of Volkswagen sales in the United States.

In 2021, the Atlas will become even larger, at least from the outside, with an increase in total length of 7.6 cm. Volkswagen representatives said that these 7 cm are the updated front bumper, which has more shock-absorbing foam to increase pedestrian safety. It fits well with the exterior, as the automaker took the opportunity to update the entire front panel, including the radiator grill and LED headlights, in addition to this updated bumper. The rear bumper and optics have also undergone some changes.

Inside, the Atlas gets a new steering wheel that looks sporty in leather and with a beveled hem. All but the basic version now receive an eight-inch infotainment touch screen. In the R-Line version, which was shown to reporters, the interior looks a little more sophisticated, without any conspicuous cheap items or especially clumsy trim details. The novelty will also receive wireless charging for the smartphone.

Atlas 2021 also received a couple of technical updates. Now it offers dynamic detection of road signs, as well as the Traffic Jam Assist function, which uses adaptive cruise control and a lane keeping system to help drive the car in stop-and-go mode at a speed of less than 60 km / h.

The motor range of the model will remain unchanged. It will include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 235 hp. power, and a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 276 hp However, now, in addition to the V6, the all-wheel drive VW 4Motion system will also be available on a four-cylinder engine.

We can expect the VW Atlas 2021 debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, and model sales will begin as early as May next year.