CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee—When BMW appear its abolitionist X6 Sport Activity Coupe thingy at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, no one could accept estimated this SUV with the fastback roofline would spawn a accomplished new affluence niche.
Mercedes-Benz currently tenders a cardinal of high-riding crossover coupes; BMW has added than you can count; and Audi jumped on lath aftermost year with the blueblood Q8.
Now VW is agreeable those association with conceivably a bit beneath disposable assets to accompany the party.
Arriving in Canadian showrooms during the aboriginal division of 2020 is the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport which, you estimated it, is a swoopier two-row adaptation of VW’s full-size three-row Atlas crossover. Like the Audi Q8, the Atlas Cross Sport eschews the affecting fastback rooflines of the BMW and Mercedes-Benz offerings for a added alive profile.
Riding on the VW Group’s accumulated abundant MQB platform, the Chattanooga-built Cross Sport shares the three-row Atlas’ wheelbase and track, but is hardly beneath and lower.
Distinguishing appearance up advanced accommodate a added advancing bumper, accepted LED headlights, sculpted awning and a three-bar grille. New rear lights and a beginning rear bonanza bandbox up the aback end, and we additionally see some model-specific chrome trim forth the lower anatomy abandon and about the windows.
This does absolutely add a birr of chichi to the big V-Dub, abnormally if you opt for the R-Line Package that adds added heavily sculpted bumpers with chrome and piano atramentous trim and 21-inch wheels.
Three new Cross Sport-specific colours are on the card — Aurora Red, Pyrite Silver and a contemporary non-metallic Pure Grey.
We’ll get a best of two engines, VW’s all-over 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder authoritative 235 application and 258 lb.-ft. of torque; or a 3.6-litre naturally-aspirated V6 blame out 276 application and 266 lb.-ft.
Both are akin to an 8-speed automated transmission, and 4Motion all-wheel-drive with Drive Mode Select (On Road, Snow, Off Road, Off Road Individual) is accepted on all Canadian Cross Sports.
Interior upgrades for the CS accommodate new accessible covering admit hues (burgundy and cinnamon), a new council caster and accessible allegory stitching. Naturally, VW is alms de riguer affluence niceties such as aerial seats, acrimonious rear seats, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hot spot, acrimonious council wheel, the 10.1-inch VW Agenda Cockpit and upgraded Fender-badged audio.
On the assurance front, buyers can augment the accepted blind-spot assist, advanced blow acknowledgment (with banal detection) and rear cross-traffic active with Dynamic Road Sign Display, Lane Assist, semi-autonomous Traffic Jam Assist, adaptive cruise ascendancy and 360-degree camera.
Unlike the accord amid the Audi Q7 and Q8, the Atlas Cross Sport will not be marketed as an aspirational vehicle, sitting aloft its three-row sibling. Will it be beneath expensive? Volkswagen isn’t saying, but appraisement will be actual close.
The accomplished catalyst abaft the Cross Sport is to tap into the 45 per cent of B-segment SUV buyers who appetite the admeasurement but not the third row. VW cites the Ford Edge, Chevy Blazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano as actuality the Atlas Cross Sport’s capital competitors. VW is additionally quick to agenda the Cross Sport calmly beats all comers in rear bench legroom and burden room. Indeed, burden amplitude abaft the rear seats is massive.
There will be three Atlas Cross Sport trim levels in Canada. The abject Trendline, which VW expects will annual for about 10 per cent of sales, gets 18-inch alloys, bolt seats, rain-sensing wipers, acrimonious advanced seats, auto-dimming autogenous mirror and cruise.
The aggregate Comfortline ups the bold with leatherette seats, lumbar, across-the-board sunroof, acrimonious council wheel, alien start, 8-inch media screen, 60/40 breach bend rear seat, adaptive cruise, powered lift gate, exoteric chrome and more. Both the Trendline and Comfortline can be adapted with either the turbo 2.0-litre four or the artlessly aspirated 3.6-litre V6.
Step up to the Execline and it’s V6 ability only. Auto jump to 20-inch, and buyers account from perforated leather, aerial advanced seats, agenda cockpit, 12-speaker Fender audio, ambient lighting, acrimonious rear seats, auto high-beam ascendancy — you get the picture. And it’s from the Execline area one can blueprint the top-shelf R-Line Package.
The Atlas Cross Sport is the aboriginal Volkswagen to be “born and bred” in the U.S. When the Atlas three-row was initially developed, there was no plan for this added beautiful two-row version, but with a growing appeal for mid-size SUVs, a angle was forwarded by U.S. operations to actualize the Cross Sport.
Apparently buyers of two-row SUVs are added anxious with appearance than the three-row association who are about mired up to their armpits in calm bliss. Volkswagen is acquisitive the Cross Sport’s added rockin’ duds, and promised aggressive pricing, will draw in those style-conscious shoppers.
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