2020 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS CROSS SPORT
ON SALE: Late 2019 BASE PRICE: $37,000 (est)
The Cross Sport is a tworow version of the familyfriendly Atlas, as shown at the 2018 New York auto show as a “near-production” concept car. The low fastback roofline works well with the blocky front end, making it look stylish and sexy without rendering the back seat useless. The Cross Sport’s wheelbase is the same as the sevenseater, with 7.5 inches chopped from the rear overhang. VW announced two hybrid drivetrains, a 355-hp plug-in version with 26 miles of electric-only range and a 5.4-second 0-60 time and a “mild hybrid” with 310 horsepower and a 6.5-second 0-60 run. Both are based on the 276-hp 3.6-liter V-6, which we also expect to make an appearance. Premiering next to the Atlas Cross Sport—and garnering even more attention—was the Atlas Tanoak pickup concept, built to gauge public reaction, which was overwhelmingly positive. The Atlas Tanoak could be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with other Atlas variants, and would be a perfect foil for the Honda Ridgeline.