29 March, 2018
The Atlas Cross Sport also can cost-effectively extend VW's Atlas investment, and it builds on a solid foundation: The three-row Atlas won our most recent three-row SUV Challenge and was named Cars.com's Best of 2018.
The four-door vehicle has two rows of seats instead of the three inside the Atlas SUV which went on sale in America previous year.
The Atlas Cross Sport's most significant departure from the production Atlas is found in its powertrain. This is the biggest vehicle yet built on the MQB platform, as it's been stretched even longer than the Atlas SUV.
The Tanoak's interior looks like a fresher take on what we already know from the Atlas SUV.
The grille and VW badge are luminated by white light and offer an animated lighting display when the vehicle is unlocked with light running over the grille and into the LED headlight surrounds, while the badge gradually gets brighter. However, this particular Atlas is shorter in length which also allows it to have shorter overhangs for a sportier look. A finned roof spoiler echoes a similarly shaped aluminum strip running the width of the tailgate and reaching out to the rear wheel arches.
The new plug-in hybrid powertrain uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine developing 272hp and 350Nm of torque in combination with two electric motors - one mounted at the front developing 56hp and 220Nm and another at the rear with 112hp and 270Nm.
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The automaker stated the dual-cab, short-bed concept Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck could be constructed off the same platform at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant, where it constructs the Atlas SUV and Passat auto.
Together, the three power sources provide the Atlas Cross Sport PHEV with a combined system output of 350hp and 670Nm. There is a new transmission shifter and a metallic slider to control the drive modes provided by Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system. E-Mode acts as the concept's electric mode while Hybrid sets the rear electric motor and engine to work in unison.
Also, with Volkswagen looking to increase localisation of components, the cost of spares is expected to come down.
In Europe these days, it's all but de rigeur to fit auto-show concept vehicles with plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Volkswagen has two big premieres for this year's New York Auto Show and they will be fully revealed today, at 10:15 AM Eastern / 2:15 PM GMT. If the driver removes his or her foot from the accelerator or brakes when the battery is not sufficiently charged, both electric motors operate as generators and feed energy recovered from braking into the lithium-ion battery. This provides it with a limited all-electric range of 1.5 miles and an overall range of 958 kms.