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10 Accessories that turn your Volkswagen Atlas into a road trip warrior

Volkswagen offers a number of road trip-ready accessories for the 2020 Atlas.

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You're more than ready for a vacation. So is everyone else in your household. This year you've decided to road trip. It takes longer, but there's less healthcare-related variables you need to consider.

Volkswagen offers a number of accessories to make road tripping in your Atlas a little more pleasurable.

Universal tablet holder

Universal tablet holder

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Rear seat occupants can set their device in an available universal tablet holder ($110) for hands-free entertainment. When paired with an existing data plan, the Car-Net Hotspot allows a 4G LTE-enabled connection on up to four compatible connected devices simultaneously, so family members can get connected and entertained. The holder also features two shopping hooks that are integrated into the base unit for added utility.

Muddy Buddy floor and cargo liners

Muddy Buddy floor and cargo liners

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Parents who like to keep their SUV clean will appreciate Muddy Buddy carpet liners ($80-$190). They're custom-molded to help protect interior carpet in the front, back and sides of the vehicle's footwell. They come with a raised edge and extend up to the third-row seat backs. The liner also features a skid-resistant finish that can stop items from shifting while on the road.

CargoTech Cargo Containment System

CargoTech Cargo Containment System

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Stop all the loose odds and ends from rolling around in your cargo area with the CargoTech Cargo Containment System ($45). The four-piece plastic block provides a stable area for bags and other road trip essentials (like a box of wine or case of beer) from tipping.

Retractable privacy cover

Retractable privacy cover

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When you stop at a gas station or restaurant, you never know who is going to see your possessions in your cargo area. Keep them hidden and keep thieves guessing with a retractable privacy cover ($180).

Tuffy security console safe

Security Console Safe by Tuffy

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If you want to store sensitive gear or personal items in your car (a few dollars for a toll booth or your house keys) you might consider a security safe ($250) to keep in the center console.

Thule trailer hitch attachments

Trailer hitch attachments by Thule

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If you aren't towing a trailer, there is a perfectly good hitch mounted option available for carrying bikes.The Thule hitch-mounted hanging rack can carry up to four bikes ($400).

Thule rooftop carriers

Thule rooftop carriers

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Roof-mounted cargo boxes, cargo baskets and various Thule attachments provide additional transport options ($150-$665) when there just isn't enough room inside the vehicle. Recreational equipment including skis, snowboards, surfboards, bikes or a kayak can be stored on top of the Atlas with Thule carrier attachments.

Urban Loader

Urban Loader

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If general storage space is needed for luggage, camping gear, or other cargo, there are a few options to choose from. The Urban Loader ($699) adds up to 17.7 cubic feet of space and has a maximum load capacity of 110 pounds.

Cargo Box Carrier

Cargo Box Carrier

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The Cargo Box Carrier ($499) has the same load capacity as the Urban Loader but features an aerodynamic design helping to limit wind noise. It adds 12 cubic feet of space.

Thule Canyon Basket Carrier

Thule Canyon Basket Carrier

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With its low-profile design, easy loading and unloading accessibility, and ability to hold up to 150 pounds, the Thule Basket Carrier ($350) is for families staying more than just a few nights. A separately sold Thule Stretch Cargo Net ensures everything stays in place while tackling the open road.

Please note: All roof rack attachments require base carrier bars sold separately. All accessories are sold separately. Proper installation of accessories is required. Professional installation may be recommended. See owner's literature and dealer for details.

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Mopar has introduced unique accessories for the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe.

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will soon arrive on dealership lots. Ahead of that moment, Mopar has released the details of some of its new Jeep Performance Parts lineup for the new model.

"With an industry-first lift kit for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar will give owners of the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe the opportunity to amplify the 4x4 capability and the fun-to-drive, open-air experience of the most capable, technically advanced, eco-friendly SUV," said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. "The 2021 Wrangler 4xe is Trail Rated with solid front and rear axles, a full-time 4x4 two-speed transfer case, a fully articulating suspension and 30 inches of water fording capability."

Below are select JPP and Mopar offerings available for the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe (with Mopar part number and U.S. MSRP). Descriptions have been provided by Mopar.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe pats

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JPP 2-inch lift kit (77072522 | $1,495): The industry-first lift kit for a plug-in hybrid vehicle is tuned specifically for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid vehicle application. The kit includes four springs, four FOX shocks, front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links, front and rear bump stops, various fasteners and the JPP badge, all packaged in a custom, reusable wooden crate complete with the JPP logo.

240-volt, at-home, electric vehicle wall chargers: The 240-volt wall chargers are available with branding from Mopar or Jeep in hardwired (HCS40 | $621.50) or plug-in (HCS40P | $647.90) versions for at-home use. Customers can enjoy a charging time that is more than five times faster for their iconic off-roader versus the standard cordset cable. Both wall chargers are available at the Mopar eStore.

JPP rock rails (82215165AB | $925): For the serious off-roader, JPP rock rails provide added lower-body protection to the vehicle. Rails are roll-formed and constructed from zinc-coated steel for superior corrosion resistance. The outer surface is e-coated and then DuraBull®-coated (truck bedliner coating) to provide superior protection.

JPP tube doors (77072498AC | $1,195): Constructed of 2-inch round, heavy-gauge steel tubes, JPP tube doors create more open-air freedom. Production hinges and rubber bump stops are used for added strength and factory fit and finish, while preventing shakes and rattles.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

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JPP mirror kit for tube doors (77072562AA | $215): For added functionality of the JPP tube doors, the mirror kit includes two side mirrors that provide an improved range of vision during open-air adventures. Available beginning in early May.

JPP half doors (part of Dual-Door Group – sales code AJB for two-door | $2,350; AJB for four-door | $3,995; AJS for two-door | $2,550; AJS for four-door | $4,395): Ordered as an option during a new-vehicle purchase, the Mopar Custom Shop offers the Dual-Door Group that includes both full and half doors. New half-door option enhances the Jeep Wrangler driving experience with production styling, security and occupant protection. With lower window ledges, visibility is improved while maneuvering on and off road. New upper-window assemblies – available in base vinyl (AJB) or premium acrylic (AJS) – create a weather-tight seal and feature zippered plastic windows for quick, easy removal. Available in late summer.

JPP front bumper (82215691AD | $1,275): Rigorously tested for performance, durability and corrosion, this heavy-duty front bumper is steel e-coated and black-powder coated. D-rings are included for extra towing capability. The bumper is fully compatible with the Jeep Performance Parts Rubicon Warn winch.

JPP Rubicon Warn winch (P5160095AC | $1,595): Completely waterproof and submersible to ensure reliable operation during water fording and other adverse conditions, the Rubicon Warn winch includes 100 feet of Warn Spydura™ Synthetic Rope and is finished in three-stage zinc phosphate, e-coat and powder coating.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

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JPP winch mounting kit (82215182AC | $450): Designed to fit on the Rubicon steel front bumper and the JPP front-bumper assembly, the mounting kit ensures proper alignment with the vehicle's airbag deployment strategy.

JPP grille and winch guard hoop (82215351 | $249): The grille and winch guard hoop is constructed from 2-inch black powder-coated steel and bolts to the Rubicon steel front bumper or JPP steel front bumper.

JPP 7-inch off-road LED light kit (82215386AB | $725): Emitting 8,000 lumens each, a pair of 7-inch off-road LED lights provides superior performance without shadows and gives increased visibility for a more illuminating off-road driving experience.

JPP swing gate hinge reinforcement (82215356AB | $625): On the rear of the vehicle, the JPP swing gate hinge reinforcement allows for a larger spare tire to be mounted on the swing gate. The reinforcement is powder-coated black and works with the production hinge for easy installation.

JPP oversized spare-tire carrier modification kit (82215355 | $275): On the rear of the vehicle, the kit provides various spacers to adjust the production spare-tire carrier in order to accommodate the larger wheel/tire assembly. The carrier is painted with a corrosion-resistant black finish.

Jeep Performance Parks high-mount stop light

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JPP Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL) relocation kit (82215349AB | $85): The CHMSL relocation kit allows customers to add larger tires on the spare-tire mount on the rear of the vehicle and move the CHMSL to the center of the spare tire.

All-weather floor mats (82215986 | $165): All-weather floor mats feature high-wall, bucket-style construction in order to provide maximum coverage and protect floor areas from wetness, snow, mud, dirt and grime. The black, four-mat set includes a terrain-style surface design and red Jeep logo on the front mats.

Molded cargo tray kit (82215988 | $129): The molded cargo tray kit provides full coverage of cargo area and seat backs. The kit includes a cargo tray for the floor and two seat-back cover pieces (60/40 seat style). The cargo tray is black and features a red Jeep logo.

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The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is on sale now.

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The all-electric range of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has been confirmed. The model is the first modern electric Volkswagen to be sold in the U.S. and a model that the German automaker is resting a lot of hopes on for the future of sales in the country.

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro with all-wheel drive will achieve an EPA-estimated 260 miles of all-electric range on a full charge. The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition, which have more features and equipment and therefore weigh more, achieve an estimated 250 miles of range.

The EPA-estimated fuel economy for ID.4 Pro RWD is 107 MPGe in the city; 91 MPGe on the highway, and 99 MPGe combined. The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition does slightly worse achieving 104 MPGe in the city, 89 MPGe on the highway, and 97 MPGe combined.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4: Exterior The "1st" badging denotes the vehicle as a first edition model. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG

These new numbers come as part of a second round of EPA testing. Original testing found that the model did not quite hit its target.

How does that compare to other EVs? The Nissan Leaf Plus offers 226 miles of all-electric power. The Hyundai Kona Electric delivers 258 miles. Volvo's XC40 Recharge has just 208 miles of all-electric range but the Tesla Model Y can go up to 326 miles on one full charge.

First out of the Volkswagen gate will be ID.4 models with an 82-kilowatt-hour battery and rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor. That system delivers 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque.

At a public DC fast-charging station with 125 kW charging, the ID.4 can go from five to 80 percent charged in about 38 minutes. With purchase, ID.4 owners receive three years of unlimited charging at Electrify America DC Fast Chargers at no additional cost.

The 2021 ID.4 is on sale now, with pricing for the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro starting at $39,995 MSRP, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The Pro S carries an MSRP of $44,495. The limited-run ID.4 1st Edition, which sold out the day the vehicle was launched, carried an MSRP of $43,995.

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