Volkswagen updates its Atlas family of SUVs with a mild exterior refresh and an extensive overhaul of the cabin comfort and technology.
Volkswagen revealed the updated 2024 Atlas SUV and Cross Sport on Thursday at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. Most trim levels will now feature VW's new full-width LED light signature and illuminated logo.
Both variants feature updated front fascia and new, larger rear spoilers.
A new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaces both the old four-banger and the VR6 with this update.
The new turbocharged motor balanced improved torque versus the VR6 with improved efficiency.
The new Atlas models will be available in front- and all-wheel drive configurations with the same eight-speed transmission as before.
The biggest change can be found on the inside where the Atlases debut their more upscale cabin with standard leatherette or optional quilted leather.
Ambient illumination with 30 user-selectable colors echoes the light bars at the front and rear ends.
The Atlas now comes standard with a 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch main infotainment display.