A lesson learned VW's in the USA: The American market would like, precisely tailored vehicles. And so there are there since 2017 the massive Atlas with seven Seats on MQB-Basis. Soon, he gets a little brother: the production version of the Atlas of the Cross Sport Concept, the of 30. March to 9. April 2018 is shown on the auto show NYIAS in New York.
But what do you mean, small? With a length of 4,84 Meter of the VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept sorted out between the Atlas (5,04 meters) and the Tiguan Allspace (4,70 meters, it is sold in the USA under the name Tiguan). What is striking is the powerful width of 2.03 meters. Now you will ask as the attentive reader: What is it with the new Touareg, which was introduced only recently? He is only four inches longer than the Atlas study. But here the engine is mounted longitudinally, while in the U.S.-built Atlas models are based on the modular transverse Toolkit. Long speech, short sense: the study, which is currently in New York, takes on the role of the Touareg in the US market. Through the local production of the little Atlas is expected to be cheaper as well.
Let us look at the VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept in more detail. He uses the same wheelbase as the great Atlas, namely to 2.98 meters, is designed in contrast to this, but as a five-seater. The flatter roof line speaks. In the Cockpit there are the well-known 12.3-inch instrument display and on the center console has a 10.1-inch screen. As drives VW announced two Hybrid, which will be paired to a six-speed DSG. The Basis for both the 3.6-Liter V6 petrol engine in the Atlas. The mild hybrid with a small battery (two kilowatt-hours) offers 314 HP and to sprint in 6.5 seconds from zero to 96 km/h.
A Plug-ranks-in-Hybrid. Here is a 18-kilowatt-hour battery is mounted in the Central tunnel, with the addition of two electric motors. The front unit delivering 55 HP and 219 lb-ft of torque, the rear 116 HP and 270 Newton meters. 26 miles, the equivalent of around 42 kilometers, the VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept to come in purely electric mode. The system's performance VW with 360 HP, 5.4 seconds to 96 km/h are reached. In the case of two vehicles, the maximum speed is just under 210 km/h. in 2019, the series version of the brief Atlas on the US market.(rh)