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Auto Shows2019 VW Atlas Basecamp concept wants to be your ultimate offroad camper rig

16:30  15 april  2019
16:30  15 april  2019 Source:   autoblog.com

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp concept crossover features a lift, all-terrain tires and an off - road camper to be your ultimate outdoor getaway Hitched to the back is a Hive EX offroad camping trailer complete with a queen-size bed, extendable canopy, portable toilet and shower with gas water

The Basecamp Concept is shown with an off - road capable HIVE EX compact expedition trailer Like the Atlas , the HIVE EX camper is assembled in the USA and built to take on the elements while The Atlas Basecamp Concept can be viewed in person at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

Unibody, front-drive-based crossovers such as the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas aren't the first thing to come to mind when it comes to offroad, outdoorsy getaways, but VW's latest concept may change a few minds. It's called the Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp, it certainly looks rugged, and it's equipped to let you stay in the wilderness for a while.

VW started with an all-wheel-drive Atlas with the 276-horsepower VR6 engine. From there, it added a custom body kit from Air Design that features brawnier fender flares and metallic accents that are reminiscent of skid plates. The whole crossover was painted in a dark matte silver and black, and it has several red accents that seem like what you'd find on a GTI, not a truck. To give it some more offroad credibility, VW installed a 1.5-inch lift with a kit from H&R Springs along with 265/70R17 all-terrain tires. The tires are mounted on wheels from Fifteen52.

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The Basecamp Concept —designed with endurance mountain biking in mind— is the brainchild of Alex Earle, Exterior Design Manager at the Volkswagen Design

While the Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp is not going into production, it should stoke the imagination of adventurous folks who might want to use the crossover for outdoor activities. After appearing at the New York show, the concept will also be shown at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas in November.

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There are practical camping features, too. There's a big roof rack for anything you might not be able to fit inside the spacious Atlas. The rack also has a big LED light bar to help you find your way in the dark outdoors. Hitched to the back is a Hive EX offroad camping trailer complete with a queen-size bed, extendable canopy, portable toilet and shower with gas water heater and a kitchenette with a stove, fridge and sink.

Of course, there are no plans for a rough-and-tumble production Atlas Basecamp. Instead, this is just an example of what someone could do with an Atlas if so inclined.

2019 VW Atlas Basecamp concept wants to be your ultimate offroad camper rig originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Apr 2019

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