2024 Volkswagen Atlas Revealed: Swankier Interior, Lustier Engine

VW Says More is More

Chicago:  What’s under these wrappers?  Glad you asked.  They’re covering the substantially new 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport.  VW of America’s CEO, Pablo Di Si presented these new SUVs at Revel Motor Row during the 2023 Chicago Auto Show’s media preview.

These mid-size SUVs represent a sea change at VWoA.  In 2013, about 91% of VW’s American sales were sedans.  Now, 83% of its deliveries are SUVs.  And Di Si wants to increase that number.  He told the VW Autoist he sees a slot for yet another crossover in VW’s lineup.

Di Si, touts a number of Atlas upgrades meant to improve customer satisfaction and retention.  The first item is a new 269-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 273 lb-ft of torque.  Twist is up 28% compared with the departing V-6.  He says customers want more urgency when they step on the go pedal.  Now, they’ll get it.  Another update is a softer, more luxurious interior.  You’ll find stitched leatherette on the dashboard with LED ambient lighting.  Quilted seating apes a Bentley.

The new power plant, the carry-over eight-speed automatic motivate the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport with or without 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

Exterior embellishments included new signature front (IQ) LED lighting and full-width (IQ) LED rear lamps.   VW’s Digital Cockpit bright video display instrumentation is standard.  Dashboard and steering wheel controls use touch sensors.  Unlike the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander (revealed yesterday) with its large HVAC knobs, the Atlas places dark, touch-and-then-slide temperature touch controls in a trough below the infotainment screen.  The spiffy door cards have rocker-style window switches.

VW plans a press-opportunity Atlas walkaround and lunch, tomorrow, at its Chicago show booth.Related: jon neidich apartment, gloucestershire police helicopter activity, upper arlington living magazine, charles parham obituary, hello, dolly bette midler full show, is peta a reliable source, katy police active incidents, connie tucker obituary, frontier airlines training center cheyenne wy, great wolf lodge birthday package, warren warriors high school, the seduction of yusuf analysis, callaway epic max 3 wood adjustment guide, birchen clough scramble, amanda i survived carjacking,Related: 240sx rolling shell for sale, sergio oliva baki, sizzle reel production, megan lewis voting rights lab, adopting a sibling group of 5, best thrifty ice cream flavors, geico anti theft device categories, timeshares by owner lawsuit, celebrities who currently live in connecticut, do alligators get paralyzed after eating, glossier package stolen, rapididentity usd259 portal, 2nd metatarsal joint replacement cpt, dodgy builders queensland, the farm apartments dublin, ga,Related: richman mansion mlo fivem, tony bellew salary creed, cn tower emoji iphone, avraham fried concert jerusalem, linda george eddie deezen, range rover sport brake kit, dekalb county section 8 houses for rent, judge darren dibiasi bergen county, cal kestis midichlorian count, cash gernon autopsy report, dell hard drive incorrect status 48, marty scurll serena deeb, is there a shortage of coffee mate italian sweet cream, mike massimino height, yaphet kotto royal family,