The Atlas Cross Sport concept shown at
the 2018 New York International Auto Show is essentially a shortened version
of the 7-seat Atlas we already know. Let’s take a look. Rolling on 22-inch wheels,
the Atlas cross sport shares its wheelbase with the existing seven-
passenger Atlas but the Cross Sport is seven and a half inches shorter. They
basically cut the back end of the Atlas off and the results are actually quite
nice. Inside occupants enjoy infotainment via a 10.1-inch touchscreen and driver
specific information with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit display. This
is one of those rare concepts where you can actually sit inside or at least you
can until somebody tells you to get out of the thing. Yeah, actually really neat
very, very forward-looking futuristic I guess. Big screen, horizontal layout,
deeply reflective metal that will blind you. Oh wait yeah, here come the lights.
Oh god, no wait, should I be opening that? Probably, probably not, oh yeah, oh jeez, I
really feel like I’m gonna break stuff, and I probably shouldn’t be sitting in
here. It’s nice though. The big question, can I sit in the back? Let’s sneak back
there. Again, I’m not sure we’re supposed to be in here because everything feels a
little this side of production quality but great legroom and the recline
mechanism doesn’t seem to work but with these seats slightly reclined this
should be very roomy space to sit. I mean what we already know about the Atlas is
that it’s a big SUV when it seats seven, so even with the back end cut off, a lot
of space to work with. I’d even occupy the middle seat. It’s
that good. Powering the near production concept is
a plug-in hybrid powertrain that blends a 3.6-liter V6, electric motors one front
and one rear, and an 18-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack
to deliver 355 total horsepower and an all-electric range of 26 miles, or so. VW
claims a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds The Atlas Cross Sport also
offers five drive modes including all-electric, off-road, and a sporty GTE
mode which boost the powertrains output to a beefy 494 pound-feet. Though
billed as a concept, the Atlas Cross Sport is destined for production in scenic
Chattanooga Tennessee starting sometime in 2019, and now lingering shots to tide you
over.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept – 2018 New York Auto Show

45 thoughts on “Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept – 2018 New York Auto Show

  • March 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    First

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  • March 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Ford Edge

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  • March 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm
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    130th

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  • March 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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    I want this

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  • March 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    I like it, ANOTHER!

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  • March 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    Damn. The atlas should have come in with a hybrid power supply like this, it's gas mileage leaves something to be desired. I love this new concept though, looks like something that would be at the top of my shopping list.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    This is looking good!

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  • March 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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    Humble mechanic would like this.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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    Micah is the Best

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  • March 30, 2018 at 12:34 am
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    More garbage from VW …

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  • March 30, 2018 at 1:34 am
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    The car looks luxurious sporty looking Volkswagen has done a great job excellent one two

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  • March 30, 2018 at 1:39 am
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    I love those LED lights

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  • March 30, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    I miss the Venza!

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  • March 30, 2018 at 3:08 am
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    kerennnn👍👍👍💜

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  • March 30, 2018 at 9:03 am
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    Interesting– that's all I can say. VW's concepts always look pretty cool, but then the production executions leave some things to be desired.

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  • March 30, 2018 at 3:37 pm
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    Where is the the new Honda Passport!

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  • March 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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    USA is getting this instead of VW Touareg!!

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  • March 31, 2018 at 2:38 am
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    Beautiful

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  • March 31, 2018 at 7:41 am
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    ahhh to bad it will look nothing like that when your able to buy one

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  • March 31, 2018 at 8:54 am
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    I want a seven seater version
    I guess 2020 it will release but hyundai santa fe xl will be out in 2019

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  • March 31, 2018 at 2:38 pm
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    Micah is hands down the best car reviewer

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  • March 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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    Wow, looks awesome. Still pissed that we're not getting the new Toureg but this will do nicely instead, and probably way more in my price range than the Toureg.

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  • March 31, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    Nope, give us the Touareg!

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  • April 1, 2018 at 3:03 am
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    hari

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  • April 2, 2018 at 1:38 am
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    This is my jam!

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  • April 3, 2018 at 3:09 am
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    0-60 time of 6.5 seconds is sloooow.

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  • April 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm
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    wait a minute! If this is a concept why does it have production sideview mirrors? this is 99.9% production
    Looks much better than the Bentley btw

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  • April 4, 2018 at 11:48 am
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    That's a beautiful car

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  • April 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    Automakers wonder why their sales are slacking ….. for they fail to release how fast the market is moving. Stop the BS with the "Concept" car and put your balls on the table and release this "Exact" model! …. now watch VW come out with a watered down model nothing like this …and try to push to the consumer. Just watch!

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  • April 9, 2018 at 2:52 am
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    I wonder if we'll get the Tiguan Cross Sport next, or as they call it elsewhere in the world, the Tiguan.
    I still don't understand why they only gave us the 3 row long wheelbase Tiguan Allspace in the states when we were already getting the Atlas, or why they're ignoring the quick growing sub compact CUV market and denying us the T-Roc.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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    Great looking vehicle! This model may make me seriously consider a VW for the first time ever — the plug-in hybrid version of this, assuming that the electric motor and ICE both send power to all four wheels (unlike the crappy design in Volvo T8s). I am not the type of person to order screens for the back-seat passengers, but if you had those in a car, this is definitely THE way to do it (integrated into the back of the front-seat headrests, rather than having screens stick out from the back of the seat in front). And just a general thought about all these new huge infotainment screens in cars today: Anything that the driver needs to change while driving (climate control; audio controls; drive-mode controls; etc.) should be integrated into dials/buttons ON the steering wheel, as it's way too unsafe for drivers to be looking at and fiddling with big infotainment screens over to the driver's right.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    Like many VW enthusiasts, I'm sad that we're not getting the beautiful and super high-tech Touareg (although I really dislike its LED strips; looks outdated), but if they do this one right, then I think it could be a big hit. As a father of two, I definitely could use more space than my Golf R or my wife's Golf SportWagen, but we don't need huge cargo space that the Atlas offers. Sure, for road trips the Atlas would be ideal, but when you're simply commuting, it feels like an overkill. Not to mention, all that weight and big size would be challenging for city driving and gas mileage. In addition, the VR6 just isn't powerful enough to get the big Atlas to weave around traffic. But by shaving some weight in the Cross Sport, I'm hoping the same engine will feel much better in this smaller version. My guess it'll start around high $20k's and top out at around low $40k's in the SEL trim (I wonder if they'll introduce the R-Line trim package too). Would be cool to see VW implement the same dashboard tech found in the new Touareg as well like you see in this concept. I'll gladly pay $40k for the range-topping model if it were available as an option.

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  • April 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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    Magic car VW , amazing

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  • May 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm
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    Excellent

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  • May 24, 2018 at 1:14 am
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    It is very very beautiful

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:57 am
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    this is what the q8 should actually be like

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  • June 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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    Looks horrible hope they don't make it

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  • June 27, 2018 at 12:00 am
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    Espero que venha para o Brasil.

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  • July 2, 2018 at 3:53 am
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    Any ambient light in side?

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  • August 14, 2018 at 5:48 am
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    I love the look at the atlas out now, reminds me of a beefy Audi; however, I’m getting Jeep vibes out of this. Maybe it’s just because it’s shorter? But I don’t need three rows!!!

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  • September 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm
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    sehr stilvoll aussieht, über 3.0 D 249hp Motor mit 8-Gang-Automatik-Box ich würde es unbedingt nach Russland kaufen

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  • November 15, 2018 at 2:28 am
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    NICE!!! but the sound of the door closing…..not that good….hollow…not solid…..perhaps because it is a concept prototype….

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  • February 26, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    This needs to come to production. 3.6 by please

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  • March 1, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    Final touareg replacement for America

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  • March 5, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Looks great! When does it go on sale??

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