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Spy Shots: '26 VW Atlas Breaks Cover in the Austrian Alps

By SEMA News Editors

SEMA News sources have shared new images of the '26 Volkswagen Atlas, revealing that the next generation of the crossover SUV will remain internal-combustion-powered.

VW Atlas

Although it is unclear if the new model will hit dealerships in 2025 or 2026, the new Atlas is reported to be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L engine that produces 269 hp and delivers power through an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel or four-wheel drive.

While the exterior updates are modest, VW has gone digital on the inside with a new 10.3-in. driver display and a 12.0-in. center touchscreen. Wireless phone charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and VW's suite of IQ.Drive driver-assist technologies are all standard and will continue into the next generation, according to insiders.