Every year, automakers bring their newest and most exciting concepts and accessories to the SEMA Auto Show. This industry-exclusive event takes place every year, and last year’s Las Vegas event was a show-stopper. Volkswagen in particular stood out from other participants with their exciting showing of concept-only and historical vehicles, and you can learn all about what happened right here.
One of the most impressive offerings at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show was Volkswagen’s concept vehicles that made use of existing vehicles for innovative purposes. The Basecamp concept, shown on the Taos and Atlas, proves that big and small cars alike can be made for off-road adventuring. Each Basecamp concept model included features like a lifted H&R suspension, TRAK+ wheel spacers, and camp-worthy accessories including a built-in air pump with camping mattress. Each accessory was hand-picked for off-the-grid adventurers to make use of their vehicle in the most efficient ways possible, adding safety, comfort, and convenience to their off-roading.
Another exciting concept shown was the ID.4 Drone Command concept. This collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority makes use of the battery-powered ID.4 as a useful tool in search and rescue missions. Serving as the command center for a rescue drone, the ID.4 was outfitted with a Thule Caprock roof rack and retractable platform to allow the drone to take flight. It’s built for unsafe and treacherous terrain with its heavy-duty suspension and digital display mirror that allows the operator to stay safe while operating the drone.
Other offerings include accessory packages for the GTI and ID.4, allowing more customization than before with accessories like a first aid kit, hitch-mounted bike rack, and specialized body styling. The Jetta GLI concept also made an appearance with modifications made for enhanced performance. The horsepower got a significant boost, along with an upgraded brake kit and suspension. An ID.4 that competed in the Rebelle Rally showed up, as well as one of the first Golf R32 models and the Golf A59 Prototype.
While many of the accessories and packages shown are still in the concept stage, you can still customize your Volkswagen with genuine parts and accessories from Volkswagen of Duluth. Find the newest vehicle releases, and let our trusted team of technicians install them for you. Contact us today to order parts, accessories, and more!