The new five-seater SUV features a dramatic, coupe-like design as well as advanced connectivity and driver-assistance systems.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has unveiled the all new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport at the company's state-of-the-art factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Steeply raked rear pillar sets the Atlas Cross Sport apart from the regular Atlas The new five-seater SUV features a dramatic coupe-like design, as well as advanced connectivity and driver-assistance systems. The Atlas Cross Sport is 71mm shorter and 58mm lower than the current Atlas, while a 2979mm wheelbase ensures generous interior space.
Externally, the Atlas Cross Sport offers distinctive styling that builds on the basics of the Atlas but takes it to a new level. At the front, the Cross Sport gets an upscale three-bar chrome grille and a distinctive new light signature that extends the width of the middle bar.
An aggressive new front bumper and subtly sculpted hood complete the front end treatment that looks remarkably close to the stunning concept that was shown at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
The Atlas Cross Sport's profile is racier than the Atlas, with a steeply raked rear pillar and rear hatch. New lights and a sculpted rear bumper give the rear end real presence, while chrome accents on the lower body sides, rear bumper, and windows add to the bespoke look of the design.
The interior of the Atlas Cross Sport receives a new steering wheel, as well as new door inserts and seats Inside, the Atlas Cross Sport receives upgrades over the existing Atlas. There is a new steering wheel with more intuitive controls, stitching accents on the door inserts and seats, and new high-tech features, including optional wireless mobile charging.
Available luxury features in the U.S.A include heated rear seats and steering wheel, as well as ventilated front seats, rear sunshades, and the Fender Premium Audio System with 12 speakers.
Car-Net Remote Access also now gives owners the ability to interact with their vehicle from miles away via a mobile app, and its features include remote start and stop (if equipped), remote door lock and unlock, remote honk and flash of lights, a last parked location reminder, and a remote vehicle status display, which provides information on fuel level, mileage, and door and window status.
Volkswagen owners with factory-installed navigation can also send destinations or points of interest directly to their car from the app, helping to save time.
The Atlas Cross Sport will be built alongside the Atlas and Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant The Cross Sport will be available in the U.S.A with two powertrains - a 272bhp V6 and a 232bhp four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and are available with Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
The Atlas Cross Sport is built alongside the Atlas and Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, the result of a $465 million additional investment by Volkswagen in the facility.