Archive for November, 2019

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Release Date

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Blue 2019 VW Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION AWD

Santa Monica drivers and Volkswagen customers around the world have anxiously awaited the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas release date. It looks like the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is late to its own party. Volkswagen still can’t commit to a specific date, but the popular SUV crossover will be available sometime soon. In hopes of keeping Volkswagen fans interested, it’s reduced the launching price to around $31,500* and is offering a remarkable warranty to compensate for it. Volkswagen Santa Monica will keep you posted on the 2020 Volkswagen release date, and in the meantime, here’s what we know about it.

2020 Volkswagen Engine and Performance

Although most Atlas trims will come with a V6, the entry-level models still come standard with a 2.0L turbo that provides 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The V6 option is a 3.6L and kicks it up 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of rotational force and is available in both front and all-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas can tow around 5,000 pounds, perfect for those road trips around Los Angeles.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Interior

The interior of the 2020 Atlas is spacious and stylish, just what Manhattan Beach drivers want. With more than 117 inches in wheelbase, it’s one of the most spacious models in its class and provides plenty of legroom in all three rows. Even the third row can comfortably accommodate adult passengers. There is also plenty of cargo space for all of your gear. With about 20.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and an overall cargo capacity of up to 97 cubic feet, you can easily stash away all of that camping and fishing gear.

Find Your Next Volkswagen at Volkswagen Santa Monica Today

If you’re tired of waiting for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas release date, we understand. There are plenty of 2019 Atlas models still available, and many other great Volkswagen models. Take a look at our new car specials and then head into Volkswagen Santa Monica near Los Angeles for a test drive. We’ll help you select the right Volkswagen for you and then do everything we can to get you a payment you can afford. Contact us today.

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**2019 model shown.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Features and Release Date

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Grey 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport parked in front of a stone house

Last month in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen unveiled a sibling for the highly successful VW Atlas. Offering the excellent performance, off-road prowess, interior refinement and comfort, and technological sophistication of the standard Atlas model — but with smaller dimensions for greater maneuverability, as well as sporty styling enhancements, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport signals the future of Volkswagen SUV design. Read more to find out about its features and release date. (more…)

Volkswagen “Building an Electric Future” Exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Building an Electric Future logo for a Volkswagen exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum

Volkswagen is making a major push for automotive electrification, with many electric vehicles planned for the upcoming years. To emphasize its lofty EV goals and to help educate the public on the future of electric mobility, Volkswagen collaborated with the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for a “Building an Electric Future” exhibit. (more…)

2019 Thanksgiving Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving title with a basket of bread rolls and a pitcher of juice

Fill up your belly with your favorite Thanksgiving fixings and check out these 2019 Thanksgiving events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

Custom Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van for Nike Blue Ribbon Sports in Santa Monica

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Classic Volkswagen Bus and Volkswagen I.D. Buzz with Nike Blue Ribbon Sports styling

Volkswagen has long had a significant impact on American culture, but most people like don’t realize that this impact extends to one of the most iconic American brands. Nike, which originally had the name “Blue Ribbon Sports,” started its footwear and sports apparel business from the back of a Volkswagen Bus in the 1960s. And now, both companies are coming full circle, as Volkswagen built a custom I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van with Blue Ribbon Sports styling enhancements to celebrate the re-opening of the first Blue Ribbon Sports store in Santa Monica, California. (more…)

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Configurations

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Blue 2019 VW Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION AWD

Are you in search of a three-row SUV in the Beverly Hills area? If so you will want to consider the family-friendly Volkswagen Atlas. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configurations have a lot to offer, and Volkswagen Santa Monica has the details.

There are four basic Volkswagen Atlas trim levels, and each is available in a range of configurations. Take a look at our VW Atlas trim comparison to help you find which configuration best meets your driving needs and budget.

VW Atlas Trim Comparison: Find the Right Price

What 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configuration is right for you? There are four main trim levels to choose from. There’s the Volkswagen Atlas S, the Atlas SE, the Atlas SEL, and the Atlas SEL Premium! Many trims offer a variety of additional options, like 4MOTION® AWD, the R-Line Package, or the Technology Package.

Having a difficult time making a decision. This guide can help:

  • Atlas S: $30,895 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 S with 4MOTION®: $34,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE: $35,495 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with 4MOTION®: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology, 4MOTION®: $39,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line: $39,245 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line, 4MOTION®: $41,045 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL: $41,395 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION®: 43,195 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line: $43,345 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line with 4MOTION®: $45,145 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION®: $48,395 MSRP*

VW Atlas Trim Levels: Standard Features and Options

Atlas S

The base Atlas S is anything but basic. What can you expect from this well-equipped trim?

  • LED headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto®
  • 6.5-inch color touchscreen
  • Dual-zone climate control

If you opt for the V6 engine, the Tow Hitch Package and 4MOTION® AWD come standard.

Atlas SE

A V6 engine is standard on the Atlas SE. You also will be able to take advantage of even more standard features.

  • Climatronic® 3-zone climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry with push-button start
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Four USB ports
  • 8-inch color touchscreen
  • Fog lights

In addition to standard features, you can also customize your Atlas SE with many optional features. You can add 4MOTION® AWD, 2nd-row captain’s chairs, a tow hitch, and much more! Both the Technology Package and the R-Line Package are available.

Atlas SEL

For an even more comfortable ride through West Hollywood, consider the Atlas SEL.

  • Park Distance Control (front and rear parking sensors)
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • 8″ touchscreen navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Hands-free power liftgate

Most of the Technology Package features come standard here. However, if you like, you can still add on the R-Line Package. You can also upgrade to 4MOTION®.

Atlas SEL Premium

For the ultimate in luxury, there’s the Atlas SEL Premium. Here, you will find a vast array of sophisticated features that will take your commute to the next level.

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • 12-speaker premium Fender® sound system
  • Leather seats for the 1st and 2nd rows
  • Overhead View camera
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Parallel park assist

Customize your ride with 20-inch Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, and 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs if you desire.

VW Atlas Packages

Optional VW Atlas trim packages are another way to upgrade your ride. Here are your choices:

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive

4MOTION® offers the superior control you expect from AWD. It always sends at least 10% of power to the rear axle, so you are ready for anything the road throws your way.

Technology Package

The Technology Package offers remote engine start, an auto dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. These innovative features add convenience.


Add a touch of style with the R-Line package. Its bold style is sure to gain more than a few admiring glances on the roads of Brentwood.

Take the New Volkswagen Atlas for a Spin

A new VW Atlas for sale at Volkswagen Santa Monica is the perfect choice for your busy family. Set up your test drive to see all that it has to offer today. Contact us with any questions about the 2019 Atlas or the upcoming 2020 Atlas.


*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.