Sleek Refresh for 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport
Both the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport were unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The refreshed seven – and five seaters offer enhanced technology, upgraded interior designs and materials, and a livelier powertrain.
“The Atlas was the first modern Volkswagen designed, engineered and produced specifically for American buyers, and since its debut, it has become a major player in the U.S. market,” said Pablo Di Di, president and CEO, Volkswagen of America. “The refreshed Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport continue to built on that success, with an elegant new interior and a sophisticated turbocharged engine that improves both performance and the driving experience.”
While the refreshed Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport maintain the same underpinnings of their successful outgoing models, the spacious interior of each vehicle receives a major upgrade for the 2024 model year. Premium materials are adopted throughout, scudding a leatherette-trimmed soft-touch dash and center console. Front-row door trim and décor flow seamlessly into the dash panel, creating an upscale cockpit; the door treatment is also mirrored in the second row. Available ambient lighting with 30 color choices pairs with innovative backlit dash décor featuring the model name to emphasize the new design.
Those aren’t the only features that get a boost – comfort does as well. A heated steering wheel with shift paddles, ventilated front seats and a height-adjustable passenger seat are now standard, along with Climatronic automatic climate control and Voice Control. The center console is redesigned with a storage cubby underneath. Leather seating surfaces and heated rear seats are now available a trim line lower than before.
Enhanced technology in both VW Atlas’s offers a more connected experience. A 12-inch floating infotainment display is an elegant focal point in the redesigned cockpit, and drivers of every trim benefit from the 10.25-inch fully configurable Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro. Connecting devices is easier than ever with standard wireless App-Connect, wireless charging, and six USB-C ports (eight available_ and 45-watt charging.
Finally, for 2024, the VW Atlas family will be powered solely by a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct TSI engine with 269 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The new engine provides similar power to the outgoing VR6, a bump in torque – which is available over a broader rev range, improving drivability and acceleration – and is anticipated to provide improved fuel economy.