2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Unveiled to the World
Say hello to the all-new Volkswagen Altas Cross Sport which was unveiled earlier this month at an event at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plan. The Atlas Cross Sport is a five-seat, sportier-looking version of the current 7-seat Volkswagen Atlas.
The new Atlas Cross Sport enters the crowded five-seat mid-size SUV segment where it will differentiate itself with its styling, upscale interior, impressive versatility, and range of engines and versions. You can tell just by looking at the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport that this was definitely not an afterthought.
Like the three-row Atlas, the Atlas Cross Sport will be available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 235 horsepower or a powerful V6 with 276 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard and 4Motion all-wheel drive comes with every Atlas Cross Sport in Canada. Towing capacity is rated at 5,000 pounds.
Visually, the Atlas Cross Sport is 2.3 inches lower than the current Atlas but rides on the same 117.3-inch wheelbase. It’s wider as well which gives it a very sport look while at the same time ensuring that there is plenty of space inside for passengers. There’s a total of 1,141 litres of total cargo space behind the rear seats and over 2,180 litres when you fold down the rear seats.
The Atlas Cross Sport is available with a suite of advanced driver-assistance features. The base S model has standard Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Traffic Alert. Further up the trim walk, features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop and Go feature and Park Distance Control become standard.
For this model, there are two new available driver-assistance features:
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA): This system uses the front camera and front radar sensor to help maintain following distance from the car in front, and help center the Atlas Cross Sport in its lane. It can operate from 0 – 37 mph, and can bring the vehicle to a full stop when traffic conditions demand. If traffic starts moving again within three seconds, the system restarts the vehicle into the flow. If the stop is longer than three seconds, the driver can start things off again by tapping the gas pedal or the “Resume” button on the steering wheel. Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) must be active for the system to operate.
Dynamic Road Sign Display: For Atlas Cross Sport models with factory-installed navigation systems, this system will display speed limits, no-passing zones, school zones and work zones on the navigation screen and instrument panel when detected by the front camera and navigation system data. The system can display multiple signs simultaneously when appropriate.
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport goes on sale early next year!