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Atlas Cross Sport Concept Debuts

 

Volkswagen debuted the Atlas Cross Sport at the New York International Auto Show. This concept SUV is a five-seater, and is actually a version of the midsize SUV that was sold in 2017, which was a seven-seater. This concept car that is near-production features things like a coupe-like profile, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, and a sporty stance. The production of the Atlas Cross Sport should start in 2019, which will be produced alongside the Passat and a seven-passenger Atlas. Volkswagen is looking to further expand their influence on the automotive market, and the Atlas Cross Sport is the perfect way to do so. Check out the information below to learn more about the design, interior, and powertrain of the Atlas Cross Sport!

What is the design of the Atlas Cross Sport?

The Atlas Cross Sport is marked by an extremely powerful exterior that is further accentuated by a two-bar grille, instead of three bars that are found on the seven-passenger version. Even the lights are featured prominently in the radiator grille, and continue to be a key feature to the overall design. Furthermore, this concept is sleek, and features C-pillars, along with short front and rear overhangs. Even the roof spoiler is distinctive with its black side fins. One thing that really stands out is the wide flared wheel arches that further push the Atlas Cross Sport into a vehicle that has a presence. The entire design of this vehicle is sleek and powerful, perfect for capturing attention, and then maintaining it. The exact length of this SUV is 190.8-inches, and the width is 79.9-inches. 

What features are a part of the interior?

There are many impressive parts of the interior of the Atlas Cross Sport. The infotainment rests high on the instrument panel, and has been seamlessly integrated to the design concept. The graphics on the touchscreen change depending on the driving mode (Snow, Sport, On-road, Off-road), but it is easy for the driver and front passenger to manage. Below the infotainment you'll find a horizontal trim strip that is brushed aluminum and goes across the entire width of the interior. The console in particular is really functional. There are many aspects to enjoy when it comes to the interior of the Atlas Cross Sport, and whether you're in it for the technology, or the functionality--this concept SUV has it all.

What powertrain is used with the Atlas Cross Sport?

The engine that powers the Atlas Cross Sport is a 3.6-liter V6 FSI that is boosted by two electric motors. The engine itself produces 266 lb-ft of torque and 276 horsepower. The front motor creates 162 lb-ft of torque and 54 horsepower. The rear motor produces 199 lb-ft of torque and 114 horsepower. Those motors are powered by an 18.0 kWh lithium-ion battery. The entire system's total power is 355 horsepower. There is also the possibility that this vehicle could feature a mild hybrid powertrain. This system would use the same engine and electric motor configuration, but use a smaller battery. This version creates 310 horsepower. There are five modes that this concept vehicle can be driven in: E-Mode, Hybrid, GTA, Off-road, and Battery Hold/Battery Charge. 

Volkswagen is continuing to create and produce concept vehicles that are getting ready for production. All of these machines are being made with expert craftsmanship, and feature the latest in technology, especially in terms of hybrid technology. While we wait for the Atlas Cross Sport, check out the rest of our new inventory in order to experience why everyone loves Volkswagen, and their vehicle lineup!

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