Unlike some VWs past, the Atlas was designed and will be built by Americans, with input from American customers. It has, for instance, 18 cupholders positioned throughout a commodious interior.
Believe it or not, that amount of cup holders is an industry norm in segments like this. Either that or some car makers are misunderstanding the American market by going overboard with features like this.
Real question should be how many owners are seeing this sort of usage.
That makes 2.71 cup holders per passenger .