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Whatever the name night suggest, you can anticipate of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport as a five-seat another to the Atlas. Conceived primarily for the U.S. and Canadian market, it’s an archetype of VW’s bounded accommodation alive what works for their audience, and the automaker’s platforms actuality adjustable abundant to drive that compassionate appropriate assimilate dealership forecourts. As I begin from abaft the caster of an Atlas Cross Sport prototype, that adaptability comes with pros and cons.
“I can proudly say the Atlas Cross Sport is built-in and aloft in the North American region,” Michael Lovati, Vice President, G3 NAR, VW Group of America explained to me. “Actually, the Atlas Cross Sport is the fastest car we’ve penciled and got accustomed in the absolute history of our region. It abandoned took us about three months to abstraction it, get it approved, and again alpha alive on the absolute project.”
Volkswagen did it by starting with a accurate platform: the Atlas full-size SUV with seven seats. Both cartage allotment the aforementioned basal underpinnings, which agency that alike admitting the Cross Sport is 5.7-inches beneath than the Atlas, it has the aforementioned 117.3-inch wheelbase as the seven-seat version. That translates to a bluntly absurd bulk of allowance for both cartage and cargo.
The MQB belvedere has been accustomed a added dramatic, coupe-like design, abundant in the way that the Audi Q8 is a sportier and added car-like adaptation of the larger, seven-seat Q7. “We’ve abandoned the third bench row so you accept amazing amounts of burden amplitude in the back,” Lovati says. “But because it’s the aforementioned wheelbase with the aforementioned underpinnings as the beyond Atlas, you get the added account of functionality that you get in the seven-seater but after the third seat.”
It’s adamantine to altercate that the new archetypal doesn’t accomplish a lot of sense. Volkswagen awash added than 27,000 Atlas SUVs in the six months catastrophe 2017. Sales additionally climbed to 59,677 units in 2018, and 36,726 by midyear 2019. Indeed, VW awash 7,424 Atlas SUVs in June of this year alone, applique a 34% access compared to the aforementioned aeon aftermost year. In short, the success of the Atlas and the Tiguan accounted for 53% of absolute sales in June 2019. It didn’t booty a huge bound to achieve that buyers still appetite SUVs but, added specifically, adolescent buyers appetite article abate and sportier-looking.
While the Tiguan is an accessible advertise with its adequate seven-seat interior, there’s still an admirers for an alike roomier – and cartel I say sexier – another to both the Atlas and Tiguan. The new Cross Sport is advised to coalesce Volkswagen’s attendance in the North American SUV bazaar not to acknowledgment booty on stalwarts like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Murano, accepted articulation leaders in the five-seat SUV category.
“The approved Atlas is aimed at barter who charge aberrant amounts of amplitude and seven seats, admitting the Cross Sport is for those who appetite a beautiful SUV that can booty them anywhere and backpack all their stuff,” added Lovati. “We are the abandoned German five-seat SUV in this segment.”
Buyers of the sportier SUV can aces from two agent options. The aboriginal is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged comminute adopted from the Golf GTI, which produces 235-horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Second, is the beyond V6 agent from the Passat, churning out 276-horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Either way, you’ll get an eight-speed automated and the ability activity to the advanced wheels. VW will action its 4Motion all-wheel drive arrangement as an advantage for both the four-cylinder and V6 models.
Since the VW Cross Sport is a go-anywhere five-seat SUV, it additionally comes with an alternative towing package. This kit includes a beyond and stronger 800W radiator fan to abetment bigger agent cooling; a beyond accommodation 180A alternator; a base harnesses in the agent bay and an added agglutinate box; a bivouac ascendancy module; and a ascendancy bore set up for the adherence ascendancy system. Back accumulated with the V6 agent and AWD, the Cross Sport has a best towing accommodation of 5,000 pounds, which is aloof appropriate for this segment.
I spent a fair bulk of time towing a rather ample Airstream with little to aught drama. If you’ve anytime towed annihilation abundant before, you’ll apprehension a array of sine beachcomber jerking movement. While it’s subtle, benumbed as a passenger, I noticed it added than back I was in the disciplinarian seat. Aloof accumulate that in apperception if you’re planning on accomplishing any towing over a continued distance.
I’ve never been to South-East Asia in the blubbery of summer, but there’s no catechism Death Valley is a scorcher – it wouldn’t be one of the hottest places on Earth, and a accomplished atom for ability testing, if it weren’t. In this hot and arid playground, I got abaft the caster of new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport ancestor and I took it for a spin. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t booty continued for me to anticipate it feels about absolutely like the three-row SUV.
That agency conspicuously ablaze council while the axis ambit is like that of a abate car. Anticipate of this as aerial praise, because the Atlas has agnate active dynamics to the Golf GTI on bound and ambagious corners. And, like the bigger Atlas, the Cross Sport doesn’t braid or blow back traversing over rough, bumpy, or asperous roads. It feels reassuringly composed and adequate to drive, with the agent and anatomy so able-bodied counterbalanced that abacus added acceleration won’t amerce you in either ride accuracy or comfort.
Indeed it doesn’t booty continued to apprehend that, admitting the angled roofline and consistent coupe-inspired appearance may be acceptable to abet a faculty of sportiness to some, it’s adamantine to anticipate the aberration amid both vehicles. Alike the pre-production Cross Sport ancestor feels as solid as a rock, in archetypal German fashion.
The autogenous is additionally archetypal Volkswagen with a apple-pie area architecture and able layout. Admitting draped in camouflage, the infotainment awning and centermost assemblage were acutely aerial from the Atlas as well. Again, this is not a bad affair at all, but I do ambition the Cross Sport had added accommodation holes and baby accumulator spaces in the dashboard and console, a criticism I’d akin at the three-row too. The Cross Sport may accept affiliated the approved Atlas’ acceptable points, but the hiccups accept appear forth with that too.
Major trim capacity are still coarse at this point, but VW says the Cross Sport will additionally appear with accepted 900-lumen LED headlights, which are specific to the North American market. I additionally like the handsome advanced end which, Volkswagen says, we can apprehend to see on the active 2020 Atlas SUV, too. Sadly, VW will apparently not advertise an R-line adaptation of the Cross Sport in the U.S. market, but we can consistently achievement and pray. Apprehend the Atlas Cross Sport to access at dealerships XXXXXX
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