Volkswagen Revealed Atlas Cross Sport SUV Concept: NY Motor Show 2018

Volkswagen has consented over to launch a new five-seat variant of the Atlas SUV along with revealing the Cross Sports concept during the New York motor show 2018. The Atlas is currently available in the Russia, China and North America markets.

The new Volkswagen concept is taken as a second Atlas model estimated to be available in the various markets comprising China and North America. The German car maker initiated a global SUV offensive in 2019 under the title of Moving Forward.

Along with the Atlas SUV, the Cross Sport takes on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. Further, it will resemble the Atlas SUV with some modification in features on the production model. It takes five-seat, a bold grille, full width LED light bands, daytime running lamps, and illuminated badge. Further, it gets updated and structured front bumper, a wide central air duct, large outer air ducts, and matte aluminum highlights. Coming to the rear side, it sports a contoured bonnet, 22-inch wheels shod in relation to 285/45 tyres, prominent wheel arches, raked windscreen, a deeply etched swage line, the deep doors, and structured flanks.

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It gets heavily plunging roofline, racier C-pillar styling, and a shallower glasshouse than the Atlas SUV variant. It measures 4847mm*2030mm*1736mm in length, width, and height respectively. Apart from appearance, the shown Atlass Cross Sports SUV Concept takes a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain which is produced by Volkswagen. The new plug-in hybrid powertrain gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine producing 272hp of peak power and 350Nm of torque with the help of two electric motors.

It has four modes to ride including hybrid, GTE, e-mode and Battery Hold. It also provides seven different driving profile including snow programs, sport, gravel, sludge, off-road with rock and on-road with comfort and eco. The official performance of the car depicts to reach from 0 to 100kph in just 5.4sec and a top speed of 209kph.

A more conventional mild hybrid (HEV) powertrain will also be available with the production version of the Atlas Cross Sport. It depends on the same electric motors and combustion engine of the Volkswagen’s new plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Without the plug-in capability with an advanced hybrid sibling, the Cross Sports SUV takes a smaller lithium-ion battery with a 2.0kWh claimed capacity.