2019 VW Atlas Cross Sport Debut, Features, and Release Date
If you are drawn to the style, comfort, and utility of the Volkswagen Atlas, but desire an SUV that’s smaller and more maneuverable, then you’ll likely be very pleased with the Atlas Cross Sport concept, which just made its debut at the New York International Auto Show. A production version of the Atlas Cross Sport is slated for release in the United States in 2019.
Design Highlights of VW Atlas Cross Sport
While the wheelbase of the Atlas Cross Sport is the same as its 7-passenger sibling, the vehicle is 7.5-inches shorter, which makes it more nimble and maneuverable. Exterior design highlights and features include sleek character lines with a horizontal design theme, flared wheel arches, a roof spoiler, aluminum-alloy wheels, aluminum accents, and LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights.
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The cabin of the VW Atlas Cross Sport offers a wealth of advanced technologies. This includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can be operated via gesture control, as well as a navigation system that offers a three-dimensional view. The VW Atlas Cross Sport also comes with a 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which can be personalized to display assistance functions and driving and navigation information.
Performance Features of VW Atlas Cross Sport
Under the hood of the VW Atlas Cross Sport is a powerful and efficient hybrid system. It combines the 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine with two electric motors for a total system output of 355 horsepower. This enables the Atlas Cross Sport to reach a top speed of 130 mph and achieve a 0 – 60 mph time of 5.4 seconds. The Atlas Cross Sport comes with the 4MOTION Active Control system with five different modes: Off-road, Battery Hold/Battery Charge, GTE, Hybrid, and E-Mode.