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VW News: Volkswagen Unveils the Atlas Cross Sport

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Volkswagen unveiled one of the loosest kept secrets in the automotive industry, the Atlas Cross Sport.  The 5-seater mid-size features a more rakish back glass to give a coupe like appearance. 

While the Atlas Cross Sport is 2.8 inches shorter, it still rides on the same 117.3 inch wheelbase and boasts almost as much cargo space (77.8 cu. ft.) as the bigger Atlas (96.8 cu. ft.) with the seats folded.  The Cross Sport is also 2.3 inches lower to the ground adding to its racier profile.

Inside there are a few upgrades over the Atlas with a new steering wheel with more intuitive controls, available stitching accents on the doors and seats, and available wireless charging for mobile devices. The Atlas already comes with a suite of safety technology including Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Traffic alert. Available on upper trims are Adaptive Cruise control and Park Distance Control.  The Cross Sport also adds available Traffic Jam Assist that helps maintain distances front and back, and on Cross Sports with Navigation, the system will display relevant traffic signs like speed limits, no passing zones, school zones, and work zones. 

Powering the Cross Sport will be a selection of two engines. The 267 horsepower V6 and a 235 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder.  Either engine routes power to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic and available 4-motion All-Wheel Drive. When equipped with the V6, the Cross Sport can tow up to a rated 5,000 lbs when equipped with the towing package.

There will be eight trim levels: S, SE, SE w/Tech, SE w/Tech R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line. More details and pricing will be announced ahead of the launch in the Spring of 2020.

 

 


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This will probably outsell the F150 next year because crossover coupes are the #1 in demand product.   
 

Jokes aside, I think it looks pretty good, has a bit of an Audi profile to it.  8 trim levels seems excessive, you’d think they could get by with 4.  My question is how on earth do they only get 267 hp from a V6?    Not much “sport” in that.
 

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Very Audi-like, I'm guessing the interior materals will be obviously Volkswagen though.

 

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Not a bad looking Kraut wagon.

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Coupe Crossovers are still a bad idea.  Now VW has joined this execrable trend. SMH.🤬

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I like the atlas this is another great choice.  The turbo 4 is a good performer.  Nice offering for vw. I’d have no problem with one of these in my garage. 

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

Aren't 'S', 'SE' and 'SEL' old Ford trim levels?

Still are lol!

so when ford and vw merge they can easily badge engineer without changing trims  lol

 

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Well I have been a VW fan until recent developments, but I cannot get into this.

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I like it.  Sleeker than the regular Atlas, and no third row.  

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