2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport Preview

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Assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the seven-passenger Atlas offers competitive levels of technology and spaciousness combined with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail, all at a price designed to draw attention in the crowded family SUV segment. The refreshed 2024 model offers enhanced technology, upgraded interior designs and materials, and a livelier powertrain.

Atlas makes a style statement from the front. Outside, model year 2024 brings a new front end design and greater differentiation between Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. A wide chrome four-bar grille is framed by LED headlights with the newly standard Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS); SEL Premium R-Line models feature a gloss-black grille. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) wrap around the headlights for a clean design and, on all but base trims, continue into an illuminated lightbar that sits atop of an illuminated VW logo, giving the vehicle an unmistakable premium look. A new front fascia with integrated air intakes completes the front end treatment.

Headlight designs feature standard full-LED lighting, including low beams, high beams, and Daytime Running Lights (DRLs); taillights are LEDs as well. For model year 2024, 900-lumen LED headlights with Volkswagen’s Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and automatic headlamps and rain-sensing windshield wipers are standard across the lineup.

The face of Atlas Peak EditionTM models immediately stands out from other Atlas trims with a rugged front fascia and underbody cladding in silver. A gloss-black “X” design element stretches across the lower fascia, borrowed from Atlas Cross Sport. Two chrome strips pop on an otherwise blacked-out grille, flowing to either side of the illuminated logo.