2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport Is Arriving With More Style and Tech

The upcoming 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport is an excellent alternative if you need a stylish off-roader. On top of that, this model can be dressed up with an R-line package that should make it more aggressive.

Based on the Atlas SUV, the new VW Atlas Cross Sport will come with a more different approach. Basically, this model offers better styling and even a techier cabin. Like many competitors in the same class, the new SUV will be available with two engine alternatives.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport side

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport Styling

The exterior look of 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport is way better than on the standard one. This mode is slotting into the same mid-size-SUV segment as the regular Atlas on which it is based.

The Cross Sport’s steeply raked rear window and coupe-like roofline. Thanks to that, it looks more stylish than the Atlas. Front of this SUV dominates with a unique grille, advanced LED headlights. As we mentioned, R-Line will be also available and it features unique bumpers and badging. However, in the same segment are rivals such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Passport offering a more rugged styling.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport cabin

Interior Design

Inside, the latest 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport looks astonishing. Like the regular model, the new one should offer the same layout. Offering seats for five occupants with room to spare for cargo, the newest Cross Sport is only slightly less family-friendly than the seven-seat Atlas. Of course, there are some refreshments and manufacturer updated steering wheel and stitched door panels. Comfort is excellent and adults should find plenty of legroom and headroom behind. Unlike the seven-seater model, the new Cross Sport offers only a bench seat for its second row.

Cargo space is ample and Cross Sport has a similar cargo space as Ford Edge and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Like the regular model, the Cross Sport will feature new touchscreen infotainment and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration standardly. However, Navigation, reconfigurable gauge display, and SiriusXM satellite radio are available only optionally.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport Powertrain

The all-new VW Atlas Cross Sport model will be available with two engine variants. Driving just got more fun with a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 235 HP (achieved with premium fuel). This mill also provides 258 lb-ft of torque.

The next engine on the list is optional. This mill will consist of a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is capable of making 276 HP and 266 lb-ft of torque. Like many VW vehicles, the new Atlas cross is also available with a 4MOTION system with Active Control. Thanks to that, you can switch between four different all-wheel-drive modes to the one that fits your current driving situation. When properly equipped, the new Cross can tow 5,000 lbs with ease thanks to a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport

Release Date and Cost

The release date of 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport is set for December this year. As we mentioned, this model is based on the Atlas seven-seater SUV and it wears the same design language.

From the official website, the new Atlas Cross Sport should start at $30,545 for the base model. Moreover, adding an R-Line package with 4Motion, the price will jump to a little less than $50,000.

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