Volkswagen attempts, fails to build an off-road capable Atlas.
Seems unthinkable that the Atlas couldn't free itself with 1 wheel up in the air. Atlas off-roaders care to chime in?
That's what surprised me....that one wheel up and "nothing" he tried could get it to move? Seems like something isn't right.Not shocking, it's just not made for this. The Haldex awd system isn't ideal vs. a more mechanical system on some SUVs. It can only send 50% of the available torque to the back and with open diffs, once wheel spins back there, your'e done but still, having the fronts not stuck surprised it couldn't get out. Not sure if user error in how the system works is to blame. I've seen other videos of the Atlas offroading quite well.
Agreed. If you took a Haldex-equipped car with open diffs and lifted one each front and rear opposite sides, it should not be able to move. If only one axle has a wheel up then it should be able to get out.That's what surprised me....that one wheel up and "nothing" he tried could get it to move? Seems like something isn't right.