2021 Volkswagen Atlas Colors: New Green, Red, Silver Options

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White consistently ranks as one of the most popular vehicle color choices among car shoppers, but Volkswagen wanted something with more pop for the 2021 Atlas. The three-row SUV’s newest color to join the palette is Racing Green.

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The automaker said that the typical Atlas buyer needs a practical, durable color to survive everyday wear and tear, but also one with a premium vibe. From a distance, the color comes off as very dark but stands out with a metallic, glossy green finish.

Inspired by British Racing Green, a classic color made popular during the turn of the 20th century, the modern version of Racing Green first popped up in the VW palette on the fifth-generation Passat from the 1990s and more recently on the Golf R. VW says the new shade has “a darker hue and more metallic appearance to meet modern color trends.”

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Also new for 2021, Pyrit Silver Metallic and Aurora Red Chroma replace previous silver and red colors on the Atlas. The new silver is lighter and “more expressive” than the outgoing silver. The new red replaces Fortana Red Metallic and is less saturated, with a coral hue at its base and an extra top coat to give a deeper, more luxurious color, VW said in a statement.

The new exterior colors are joined by a new dark brown interior color, Mauro Brown, which was based on the requests of dealers across the country. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is on sale now.

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