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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Spied Uncamouflaged In China

Not to be confused with the Tharu, the Atlas Cross Sport has broken cover in China. The five-seat version of the Atlas mid-size crossover, this fellow here shares a lot of stylistic elements with the seven-seater and the Atlas Cross Sport Concept presented earlier this year at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
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Autohome.com.cn reports the length sits at 4,905 millimeters and the width measures 1,989 millimeters from mirror to mirror. The 2,980-mm wheelbase is the same as the Atlas, translating to a lot of legroom for the rear passengers. As for height, the Atlas Cross Sport measures 1,719 millimeters from the ground to the roofline.

According to the Chinese motoring publication, the alloy wheels range from 17- to 19-inch options. Engine options number three, starting with two outputs for the 2.0 TSI (186 and 220 PS). The range-topper is a 2.5-liter narrow-angle V6 TSI, packing 299 PS and 500 Nm.

Coming from the EA390 family that gave us the 2.8 V6 FSI and 3.2 VR6 FSI, this engine made its debut in the Teramont (the Chinese equivalent to the Atlas) in 2017. Regardless of the number of cylinders, the Atlas Cross Sport ships as standard with a seven-speed DSG in this part of the world. Of course, 4Motion all-wheel drive is also available.

Expected to go into production by the summer of 2019 for the U.S. market, the Atlas Cross Sport will be manufactured at Chattanooga Operations LLC in Tennessee alongside the Atlas and next generation of the Passat. Volkswagen plans to open a second plant in this part of the world, but more information on that matter will be likely announced in January along with the details of the partnership with the Ford Motor Company.

On the matter of pricing, the Atlas Sport will be cheaper than the $30,895 Volkswagen is charging for the seven-seat Atlas. Competition is plentiful in this segment, starting with the likes of the 2019 Honda Passport, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan Murano.

 
 
 
 
 

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