Trim Redesigned: 2019’s Basecamp Concept
Volkswagen just announced the revealing of their freshest Atlas model–the Atlas Peak Edition–at the 2023 New York Auto Show. Rooted from the 2019 Basecamp Concept, this new trim exudes a tougher look while sustaining its updated appearance and offering exclusive features internally and externally.
Volkswagen has refreshed the Atlas and Atlas Cross for the 2024 model year, outfitting them with the Peak Edition. This features body claddings, distinctive alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, and a series of black exterior trim elements. They’ve also opted to give the cabin a modernized makeover. All of this, in an effort to ensure their large SUV remains at the top of mind for drivers.
A brand new façade is furnished with a duo of lustrous strips in the grille, adorned with silver cladding underneath, and an epithet of the ‘X’ pattern – resembling that of the Atlas Cross Sport- that continues further down its bottom.
As you make your way down the side, a glowing orange and chrome Peak Edition logo stands out. 18-inch blacked-out wheels are encompassed by dark wheel arches, accentuated by silver and ebony side sills. To finish off the look, a collection of gloss black elements are featured, such as the roof rails, side mirrors and frame around the windows. At the back, a chic black and silver-tone diffuser is partnered with gleaming chrome exhaust bezels, topped by a stunning black tailgate trim.
The Atlas Peak Edition has unveiled two fresh hues to add to the Atlas variety, Avocado Green and Pure Grey, both of which are only available for this edition.
This cabin boasts an altogether new aesthetic featuring black leatherette and grey inserts, embellished with vivid orange stitching that corresponds to the hues of the Peak Edition logo. Additionally, the trim is decked out with a conspicuously black metallic checkered pattern exclusive to this rendition. And for added flare, the steering wheel includes a commemorative ‘Peak Edition’ clip, as well as a stylish illuminated pattern on the dash that illuminates in one of 30 different contemporary ambient colors offered by Atlas.
No costs have been released for the edition, but being that it’s basically a beautification version, we don’t anticipate it to increase that drastically above the Atlas’ cost, which should get going in the area of $38,000 for 2024.
It may be that the latest updates look vaguely familiar, due to Volkswagen releasing a variety of accessories for their Atlas in 2020 particularly mirroring that of the Basecamp Concept made by AirDesign. Even if it does not quite get to that extreme, buyers trying to acquire an all-the-more resolute looking model are offered a rewarding alternative of the Peak Edition Trim.