Saturday, April 7, 2018

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Hybrid Concept Coming Next Year

The new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept five-seater coupe-like SUV, 7.5 inches shorter than the Atlas on the same wheelbase, is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 355 horsepower and an anticipated 26 miles of all-electric range. The same 276 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 FSI® engine as in the Atlas is boosted by a 54 horsepower front electric motor and a 114 horsepower electric rear motor enabling the Cross Sport concept to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds to a top speed of 130 mph. The concept vehicle is 190.8 inches long, 68.3 inches tall and 79.9 inches wide. The actual production vehicle is scheduled to be launched in the U.S. market starting in 2019.