Volkswagen brought its top-class concepts to exhibit at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. “SEMA is always a great platform to demonstrate the versatility and appeal of our vehicles,” says Robert Gal, Senior Manager, Performance & Accessories, Volkswagen Sales & Marketing. “The product mix we’ve been able to support this year shows that no matter where your automotive interests lie, there’s a Volkswagen for you.”
The following Volkswagen supported custom builds were on display from November 5 to November 8 at various locations in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept
Using a Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium as its canvas, the Atlas Basecamp Concept is painted Platinum Gray and Black Uni with a matte finish and orange accents. The SEL Premium trim comes standard with a 3.6-liter VR6® engine making 276 HP, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, paired to Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with Drive Mode Selection. The fifteen52 Traverse MX Concept wheels, first debuted on the Basecamp Concept last year, are expected to go into series production and offered by fifteen52 this fall. The wheels are wrapped in rugged 265/70R17 all-terrain tires.
Additional accessories on the Atlas Basecamp Concept include a custom body kit by Air Design USA, an H&R Adventure Line raising coil-over suspension that increases the ride height approximately 1.5 inches, Front Runner® Slimline II roof rack system with bike holders, off-road LED light bars on the front and rear, and protective interior add-ons from Volkswagen Accessories.
Volkswagen Atlas Adventure Concept
Created by Volkswagen Innovation and Engineering Center California, the Atlas Adventure Concept delivers a fresh take on overland themed turning to the brand’s first midsize SUV. Lifted via H&R Adventure Line raising coil-over suspension components, the build’s beefy Yokohama brand tires are accented by Air Design USA fender flares.
An onboard DJI Mavic drone with an exterior-mounted REVL action video camera system will automatically capture, edit and store the vehicle’s journey to share with others. A custom wrap with Elevation Graphics and Baja Designs lighting equipment add to the off-road theme, while an Overland Equipment fold-over rooftop tent and Thule awning system allow the concept to be at home, virtually anywhere it treks too. Protective interior add-ons are provided by Volkswagen Accessories.
Volkswagen Atlas Concept by Thule
Transport accessories manufacturer Thule set out to create a Volkswagen Atlas elegant enough for a metropolitan lifestyle, but perfectly equipped to take on outdoor adventures and support active lifestyles. Raised on H&R springs, the build’s 20” satin black CV10 wheels by Vossen highlight the theme of contrast, echoed by blacked-out trim and gloss black wrapped roof.
Thule Wingbar Evo roof rack, HideAway 8.5’ awning and T2 Pro XT Hitch bike rack ready the Atlas for adventure, with Baja Design lights and a Tepui Autana 4 rooftop tent included for overnight stays. The Atlas is further enhanced inside and out with a number of official Volkswagen Accessories.
Volkswagen Jetta GLI by H&R Special Springs
Known for its comprehensive suspension offerings, H&R took the already sporty, performance-oriented vibe of the Jetta GLI and enhanced it further. Starting with a 2019 Jetta GLI S with 6-speed manual transmission, the brand fine-tuned the car’s stance via H&R Street Performance Coil Overs, H&R Sport Sway Bars, and H&R TRAK+® wheel spacers.
Wheels are 20” Rotiform RSEs in an anthracite finish that perfectly compliments the factory Pure Grey paint of the GLI. Additional flair is delivered by Sticky Jewel graphics and a number of interior Volkswagen Accessories.