2019 VW Atlas Basecamp concept is lifted offroad camping SUV

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Unibody, front-drive based crossovers such as the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas are not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to off-road, outdoor outings, but the latest VW concept can change a few thoughts. It is called the Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp, it certainly looks rough and it is equipped to let you stay in the wilderness for a while.

VW started with an Atlas with all-wheel drive and the 276 hp VR6 engine. From there, a modified body design from Air Design has been added with wider fenders and metal accents reminiscent of skid plates. The entire crossover was painted in dark matte silver and black, and it has various red accents that resemble what you would find on a GTI, not on a truck. To give it more off-road credibility, VW installed a 1.5-inch lift with a set of H&R Springs together with 265 / 70R17 all terrain tires. The tires are mounted on wheels from Fifteen52.

There are also practical camping functions. There is a large roof rack for everything that you might not be able to fit in the spacious Atlas. The rack also has a large LED light bar to help you find your way in the dark outdoors. At the rear is an off-road Hive EX camper van, complete with a queen-size bed, extendable awning, portable toilet and shower with gas boiler and a kitchenette with a stove, fridge and sink.

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