Some people like their food with extra spice, while some don’t. It’s similar to how some people are happy with a factory model car, but some just can’t get enough of what’s already there. Naples Speed recently fitted a set of VFS2 wheels on Volkswagen’s largest SUV ever built, the Atlas. And even with a set of 21-inch Vossen wheels, they look totally fine, and far from oversized.
If you look at it from afar, you would think that they are just regular wheels that the company itself has installed. The wheels have a classic multi-spoke design that just fits the design of the Atlas. Having said that, there will always be people who will disagree. For instance, the unnamed VW designer who said that it looked like a 2012 Ford seen at the LA Auto Show.
In America, Volkswagen is known to produce compact cars that are practical and economical. Their cars were either fun to drive or nice to look at. But the company felt that their strategy was not working, so they came out with the Atlas, their large, dull, and not so pretty SUV.
A regular Atlas won’t hide its bulk when you see in person, just like “a linebacker in full football gear” according to Zac Estrada, especially with its huge fenders. This particular model even comes with an all-black exterior with blacked out windows at the rear.
Atlas has a cargo space of up to 97 cubic feet that can fit whatever you can think of, that is definitely more than its competitors. The base model has a starting price of $30,000 which comes with a 2-liter turbo engine and FWD. But buyers can opt for a V6 paired with an AWD.
For a higher trim, there is the $49,415 SEL Premium that is fully loaded with features. The model comes standard with a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display, 20-inch wheels, LED tail lights, and a parking assistant.
If you prefer a pair of more comfortable seats, an additional $1,960 can give you second row captain seats with the R-Line appearance upgrade. But this is only applicable for the SE trim and above.
The VFS2 Vossen is not new to us; we have seen it several times on a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a 2017 Audi A4, and many other models - from sporty convertibles, SUVs, hot hatchbacks, and even on a Rolls-Royce. But what we want to know is your opinion. Does the Atlas look better with its standard 18-inch wheels, or with the larger Vossen that redefines its exterior look?