The German multinational automotive manufacturing company, Volkswagen, has confirmed the plans for a new five-seat variant of the Atlas SUV by unveiling of the arresting Cross Sport concept of the same at the 2018 New York motor show. The new concept by VW closely sneaks a second Atlas model that has been planned to go on sale in the various markets, including the markets of North America and China, in 2019 as part of a global SUV offensive started by the German giant under the title “Moving Forward”.
Based on the Volkswagen’s MQB (Modularen Querbau – modular transverse architecture) platform, the new Atlas Cross Sport concept is very similar to the ongoing Atlas SUV stylistically, but will have some subtle styling changes that are likely to be featured on the production version which is due for the next year.
The new five-seat SUV exhibits a bold grille upfront, featuring full width LED light bands and an illuminated badge that will act as daytime running lamps in order to help underline its width. It also sports a more structured front bumper in comparison to its seven-seat sibling, with the lower section getting a wide central air duct and large outer air ducts with an intersection by matt aluminium highlights.
On the rear, the Atlas Cross Sport features a contoured bonnet along with prominent wheel arches having 22-inch wheels shoeing with 285/45 tires (tyres). A heavily raked windscreen and structured flanks have been sported as well that have a deeply etched swage line along the deep doors of the SUV.