New 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport – Here’s The Production Version

If you were hoping that VW’s production-ready version of the Atlas Cross Sport Concept would bring the latter’s visuals into showrooms, then prepare to be only slightly disappointed.

Unfortunately, gone are the concept‘s flashy front and rear headlight design, where the entire front fascia was lit up by LED bars that together formed the upper part of the grille. Also, thanks to another recent leak, we know that the taillight graphics are different as well.

It’s not all bad though

The overall shape of the Atlas Cross Sport is pretty much the same as the show car’s, which means that it should look a great deal more stylish than the regular Atlas/Teramont, should you be inclined to place the two next to each other.

Out in front, the grille, headlight and bumper have all been redesigned for the Coupe version of the crossover, helping it ditch its overly utilitarian aesthetic in favor of a more visually pleasing one. Other than that, the wheel arches continue to protrude outwards, while the rear end design is only slightly less sharp than the concept’s.

According to China’s CNBeta, the Atlas Cross Sport measures 4,905 mm (193.1 inches) in length, 1,989 mm (78.3 inches) in width and 1,719 mm (67.6 inches) in height, and has a 2,980 mm (117.3 inches) wheelbase. To put it into perspective, the wheelbase and width are identical to those of the regular model’s, but the overall length has decreased and the roof has obviously been lowered – by 59 mm (2.32 inches).

Power will come from a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit, although the Teramont’s 2.5-liter VR6 engine is also reportedly part of the range, working alongside a 7-speed DSG automatic and in some cases, 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

As of right now, we’re still waiting to hear on pricing and interior design/tech.

H/T to YZ!

  • Toronado_II

    Huh….. but, but… where is the “sport” ?

    • Bash

      So true, it doesn’t even have proper size rims – you know, for a sport car.

    • Belthronding

      (only) in the name

    • alexxx

      Long forgotten….

    • StrangerGP

      Not the first time this is happening in VW. They have a Golf Sportsvan already and the sport part is nowhere to be seen.

  • ThisDecepticonWillFU

    I still like it.

  • salamOOn

    you really NEED those biggest wheels….. other than that its a ….

    but i dont mind.

  • LJ

    It looks like a bad photoshop.

  • ErnieB

    Needs at least 20in wheels to make it look cool.. I like it.. I love the atlas— just because the extra row.. drove one and was impressed, and this should be slightly better..

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    • Honda NSX-R

      The better looking version

  • Meskley

    Good lord it looks like a giant hot wheels, do people really find this attractive?

    • alexxx

      Some people sadly….yes…

  • performante

    I don’t hate it.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Personally, I thought the Tayron was the production version of the Atlas Cross Sport, especially the side creases above the door handles mimics the larger Atlas.

  • Paul

    I like the looks of it but VW is in a world full of problems at this point.

  • alexxx

    Just came here to say I hate bland vw designs.

  • Matteo Tommasi


  • “Sport”? I don’t see nothing sporty. I hate this car. It looks ugly.

    • But it would sell in Russia, Mexico and some countries as “Teramont Cross Sport”.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The proportions absolutely suck.

  • Maykel

    So a cheaper Q8?

    • Rocket

      Not even close.

  • sidewaysspin

    That’s a german tank, looks like one what a beast, ugly.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks Chinese af, and I don’t blame them. Why even try anymore when most of your profits come from that market.

  • MarkoS

    Tanoak, already!

  • Rocket

    Sorry VW fans, if there still is such a thing, the 2.5 VR6 and 7-speed DSG won’t be coming to the States.


    The “good news” here is that the unremarkable generic look lends itself well to aftermarket accessories.

  • OdysseyTag

    Definitely needs the 18′ – 19’+ inch treatment as a standard.

  • uS’gedlemba

    The Back is a wagon, the mid is the SUV the front is a truck. It’s a very very generic looking vehicle.

  • SteersUright

    Unattractive and therefore, completely pointless.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I beg to differ. I think this thing will sell well. It looks chunky and bossy.

  • Momogg


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