NY Auto Show: VW unveils Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept

NY Auto Show: VW unveils Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept

At the New York Auto Show this week, German automaker Volkswagen (VW) showcased a new edition of the Atlas SUV --- the Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept. The concept unveiled by VW is a near-production version of the Atlas Cross Sport, which is scheduled to go into production in the US in 2019. The car will be built at Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, as well as the option of a conventional mild hybrid drive. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the car will be able to deliver 355 horsepower, and will boast a projected all-electric range of 26 miles. The conventional mild hybrid version of the same powertrain will be able to deliver 310 horsepower. The top speed of the car will be 130 mph.

The Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept is a 190.8-inch long, 79.9-inch wide, and 68.3-inch tall car. It has an attractive sporty stance, and a coupe-like profile; with powerful proportions combined with tidily raked C-pillars, short front and rear overhangs. On the inside, the car has a horizontal design, enhanced by the instrument panel and infotainment screens.

The Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept has the ability to be driven in a total of five modes --- the all-electric ‘E-Mode’; the ‘Hybrid’ mode; the ‘GTE’ mode; the ‘Off-road’ mode; and the ‘Battery Hold / Battery Charge’ mode.

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