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!