The 2024 VW Atlas is on the way. This mid-size SUV will gain mild upgrades, which is no surprise. The Atlas model already offers an upright interior, a very modern design, and good performance. Still, Volkswagen will look to improve the cabin by adding more high-tech amenities. The styling will receive minor updates only, per source.
The platform remains, so the engine lineup should remain as well. Some rumors are suggesting a hybrid powertrain as an option, but that won’t happen yet. In any case, Atlas is ready for another successful year and this model will go on sale in the third quarter of 2023.
The upcoming 2024 VW Atlas is about to continue with the currently present design language. This model sits on the well-known MQB platform, and this tradition will continue in the future. The ride quality is quite impressive and VW Atlas also provides agile handling.
The SUV’s front fascia has been updated recently with new headlamps, and a more pronounced grille. Overall, the current model has a respectable amount of attractiveness and should continue to be competitive for a few more years. Therefore, we don’t think the next model will introduce significant visual improvements.
The interior of the 2024 VW Atlas will gain a couple of modest updates. The current model has a very modern and comfortable cabin, but Volkswagen will look for further improvements. For a start, the upholstery will not change. We think the level of comfort is admirable and that there is no need for new seats at the moment. Generally, the cabin is equipped with upright materials. You can still find hard plastics, but upper trim levels are offering nothing but luxury.
The interior is spacious, and since the platform remains, the vehicle’s dimensions will not change. Atlas is a mid-size crossover SUV with a standard 8-inch touchscreen. Moreover, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster is standard, while a 10.2-inch cluster is available as an option. Hopefully, Volkswagen will introduce a new and larger display. Lastly, this SUV will gain more standard equipment and new driver-assistance aids for improved safety.
Engine Specs and Hybrid Rumors
The forthcoming 2024 VW Atlas should keep the current engine lineup. The base trim level runs on a reliable 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with 235 hp. However, if you are looking for additional power, an optional 3.6-liter V6 gas engine is the way to go. This unit is capable of producing up to 280 horsepower. In terms of fuel efficiency, the standard drivetrain gets 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the optional V6 returns 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. And while Volkswagen is expanding its I.D. lineup of electric vehicles, Atlas SUV will not introduce the EV version yet.
2024 VW Atlas Price and Release Date
The price of the next 2024 VW Atlas will start at $35,000 or slightly below that. We are waiting to hear more details, but the upgrades are not so dramatic, so the price will not increase significantly. This mid-size crossover SUV will go on sale next fall.