Wife and I looking for new vehicle, smitten by the Atlas. Narrowed our choice down (up) to the SEL. Today we visited a dealer and discovered it has a trailer hitch, with a horrible cut-out in the rear bumper - SAD!!! We don't need/want a trailer hitch that is a $800 + option on the non-SEL models. Really degrades the appearance of an otherwise stunning vehicle. Rather spend that $$$ on 2nd row captain chairs!!! Dealer didn't know it was standard let alone if you can order an SEL w/out the hitch. Had an on-line chat with VW, advised to speak with a dealer about ordering an SEL w/out the hitch. Any thoughts and/or experience to share?