[Updated] All the Changes Coming to the VW Lineup for 2020

[Updated 08/07/19: Sadly, VW told MotorAuthority that production of the Golf R has ceased, meaning that there won’t be any updates for 2020. Volkswagen confirmed that the Mk8 Golf R is coming to America, though, so this is just a hiatus, not a death.]

Volkswagen has announced the changes that will cross the entire 2020 lineup of cars and crossovers. That means a new-generation of Car-Net connected software standard on most, wireless charging available on some models, and some driver aids become standard on nearly everything. And the trim structure gets a simplification.

We’ll start with the Atlas. Not because it gets the most changes, but because of alphabetical order. There are seven trims of Atlas for 2020, S, SE, SE Tech, SE Tech R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line and Premium. All Atlases get the next-generation of Car-Net telematics and in-car Wifi. SE Tech R-Line adds front and rear park distance control and easy-open liftgate. SE Tech and up get 20-inch alloys standard or take SEL Premium and get 21s.

The Arteon is already all-new, but it gets the next-gen Car-Net and WiFi. SEL now has 19s standard with SEL Premium getting 20-inch.

For e-Golf, the Driver Assistance Package is now standard on both trims. That gives them front assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, and adaptive cruise.

The Golf for 2020 drops S and SE and is now Value Edition only. It gets Car-Net and WiFi. It also gets Kessy keyless go, leatherette heated front seats, and a sunroof. Plus 16-inch alloys.

The GTI, though, keeps the S and SE trims. Front assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alert are standard across the board. Autobahn on SE adds upgraded infotainment with nav, dual-zone climate, Fender Audio, automatic cruise control, lane assist, and light assist.

Jetta has five trims, S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. All get the new Car-Net and WiFi. SEL and up get standard wireless charging. SE and SE R-Line get an optional cold-weather pack with heated wheel, rear seats, washer nozzles, and get remote start. That’s all standard on SEL and up with top trims getting 17-inch wheels. GLI continues with S and Autobahn.

The new Passat comes in S, SE, R-Line, and SEL. It’s a refreshed model for this year we’ve already covered.

Tiguan comes in S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-line. Front Assist, Side Assist, and Rear Traffic Alert are all standard for 2020, and they get the Car-Net system and WiFi. The new SE R-Line Black gets 20-inch black wheels, black accent badging and bumpers, and a panoramic sunroof plus park distance control front and rear. SEL gets a heated wheel, auto-dimming mirror, and rain-sensing wipers. Plus 20-inch alloys.