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Volkswagen’s new crossover, the Atlas, isn’t on sale for a couple more months. Nevertheless, VW is already unveiling a concept called the Atlas Weekend Edition at the Chicago show.

Based on the Atlas SEL Premium model, the Weekend Edition is basically an accessories package that includes unique wheels; an Urban Loader cargo box; bars for attaching accessories for skis, snowboards, kayaks or bikes; a cargo divider; and window and hood deflectors. There’s also a heavy-duty trunk liner and all-weather rubber mats.

The rest is all Atlas SEL Premium and its 276-hp 3.6-liter VR6 engine and eight-speed transmission, and VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Wes Raynal

Wes Raynal – Wes Raynal joined Crain Communications’ circulation department while still in college. When he graduated in 1986, he became a reporter for Autoweek sister publication Automotive News. He has worked as Autoweek’s associate editor, news editor, motorsports editor and executive editor before being named editor in 2009. Read more »
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