Volkswagen’s Three-row Atlas crossover SUV is about to spawn a smaller mannequin with solely two rows, a preview of which got here final yr within the type of the Atlas Cross Sport Idea.
The two-row Atlas has now been in revealed, albeit for the Chinese language market the place it is going to be often called the Teramont X (the common Three-row Atlas is badged a Teramont in China). Its debut takes place on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport idea
The model for the U.S. market, prone to be referred to as an Atlas Cross Sport or just Atlas Sport, ought to debut later this yr as a 2020 mannequin. Manufacturing for North America is confirmed to start out later this yr at VW’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
With out the burden of mandatory third-row headroom, VW designers had been capable of give the 2-row Atlas a extra aggressive, extra rakish profile on the rear. Nevertheless, these wowed by the unique Atlas Cross Sport Idea’s fashionable traces could also be disillusioned within the manufacturing car’s remaining look.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Whereas it is not hulking just like the common three-row Atlas, the manufacturing automotive loses among the fashionable attraction from the idea. The entrance fascia contains a extra commonplace VW grille with out LED lighting, and the rear taillight remedy is swapped for some standard models. The size measures roughly 193 inches, or about 7.5 inches lower than the Three-row Atlas. The two-row mannequin additionally has a roof about 2.Three inches decrease, too.
The three-row Atlas contains a 2.Zero-liter turbo-Four rated at 238 horsepower or a Three.6-liter V-6 rated at 280 hp right here within the U.S. It’s totally doubtless the identical powertrains might be accessible within the 2-row Atlas, although there is a chance for a hybrid powertrain as effectively, which the idea featured.
Volkswagen SUV Coupe Idea
VW additionally used the Shanghai auto present to preview a big electrical SUV with its ID Roomzz idea and a coupe-like SUV for the Chinese language market with the SUV Coupe Idea.
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