Although it was only just introduced for the 2018 model year, Volkswagen has already decided to refresh it for the upcoming 2021 model year. Its popularity has proven so immense that the brand is putting more of a focus on it, even introducing the new 2-row Atlas Cross Sport version of the vehicle. For the new model year, the Atlas receives a bold facelift and a host of new features inside and out, plus both V6 and 4-cylinder engine options are now available with 4Motion all-wheel-drive and on top trim levels!
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“The Atlas has been a huge success story for Volkswagen of America, helping us to position the brand with a greater emphasis on the family-friendly SUVs that consumers are buying. This refreshed model brings all the functionality of the previous model, and ups the ante with new technology and more style.”
– Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America
Driver-assistive Safety Technologies
A suite of advanced safety technologies meant to assist a driver in avoiding collisions and impacts is available in the new VW Atlas. It includes technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Keeping System, Park Distance Control, Park Steering Assist, Overhead View Camera, Traffic Jam Assist, Dynamic Road Sign Display and more.
Other New Features
Outside of safety tech there are quite a few other great new features coming to the vehicle for 2021, including the new Car-Net® telematics system, which includes an updated version of the smartphone app, several services that are free for the first five years and even more options that customers can subscribe to if and when they want.
We’re quite excited for the refreshed 2021 VW Atlas to arrive here in New Port Richey sometime this spring, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated with more details as they become available.