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Volkswagen introduces Basecamp accessory line

Apr 1, 2020

  • Accessories inspired by the Atlas Basecamp concept vehicle
  • Components complement the adaptability of the seven-passenger SUV
  • Line includes custom body kit and unique wheels

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to introduce the Basecamp™ accessory line for Atlas models. Available individually, or as a set in the Basecamp styling package, custom body cladding elements create a more rugged overland look. Slated for Spring of 2020, the accessory line also includes unique off-road inspired wheels, that when equipped with all-terrain tires, bolster the versatility of the already capable Atlas.

“Our goal is to provide customers with an extensive catalogue of accessory options that cater to their desires for distinctive styling and functionality,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen of America. “The public interest and customer enthusiasm sparked by the Atlas Basecamp concept created a strong business case to further explore off-road-themed components for production.”

The Basecamp accessory line was developed from design elements of the Atlas Basecamp concept, unveiled at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Produced by Air Design, the Basecamp styling package for Atlas models includes a two-tone satin silver and textured anthracite front bumper guard, textured anthracite fender flares with integrated splash guards, satin silver side door rocker panels, and satin silver rear valance with trailer hitch access. (The styling package is not recommended for models equipped without a trailer hitch and not compatible with R-Line trims). This kit comes with exclusive front quarter-panel-mounted Basecamp badges that are not offered separately.

The accessory line also includes a production version of the unique 17-inch Traverse MX wheels produced specifically for Volkswagen by fifteen52. These wheels were first seen on the Atlas Basecamp concept vehicle and are being offered in two colors; frosted graphite and radiant silver. Volkswagen of America recommends 245/70R17 all-terrain tires to complement the design.


About Volkswagen
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at or to learn more.


“VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Basecamp” is a trademark of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “fifteen52” is a trademark of fifteen52, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

Always ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate tires and equipment and always adjust your speed and driving style to the road, terrain, traffic, and weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Vehicle load, other accessories and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle owner's manual for details.