Volkswagen Shows Basecamp and Adventure Atlas Concepts at SEMA 2019
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is one of the industry leaders when it comes to American SUV market. It’s incredibly spacious, has high seating capacity, stellar gas mileage, and the fantastic 4Motion® all-wheel drive option. While the Atlas is no slouch when it comes to off-road capability, there hasn’t been a specific trim designation for off-road driving like some of its competitors have. However, that doesn’t mean that the Atlas can’t be outfitted for rugged terrain.
At the 2019 SEMA auto show, Volkswagen is showing off a few overland-equipped Atlas models.
The Basecamp is the newest iteration of last year’s model of the same name. It uses the Atlas SEL Premium as a base. Which means it has a 3.6L VR6® engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and 4Motion® AWD. That’s about all that stock on it though. Original wheels and tires have been replaced with fifteen52 Traverse MX Concept wheels and 265/70R17 all-terrain tires. Additions include a custom Air Design USA body kit, front and rear off-road LED light bars, an H&R Adventure Line coilover suspension that raises the ride height 1.5 inches, and a Front Runner® Slimline II roof rack system.
The Adventure is the new concept from Volkswagen Innovation and Engineering Center California. Similarly built from the SEL Premium base, the Adventure also uses an H&R Adventure Line lifting suspension. However, the Adventure uses Yokohama all-terrain tires, Air Design USA fender flares, and an Overland Equipment fold-over rooftop tent combined with a Thule® awning system. One of our favorite features is the Dji Mavic drone with exterior REVL action video camera. It can automatically record, edit, and store footage from a journey.
Volkswagen Atlas Parts near Milwaukee
Even if you don’t spend all your time off-roading, a good pair of tires is always a good idea. Our tire center has multiple major tire brands available for purchase. The Volkswagen interior protection add-ons used in both the Basecamp and Adventure concepts can be ordered via our parts and accessories store.