VW Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept First Look: A Golf R Wagon, but Worse


VW Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept First Look: A Golf R Wagon, but Worse

Imagine you’re at a Volkswagen of America boardroom meeting. The bosses walk in, flop a binder onto the head of the big round table you’re sitting at, and make a proclamation. “We need a 300 hp family hauler to get Americans excited,” an exec announces. You’re puzzled because that sounds a lot like the Golf R wagon that broke cover just a few weeks ago—the same one that Volkswagen said it had no plans to sell in the United States.

After much gesticulation and conversation, it’s somehow settled upon that an Atlas Cross Sport is the perfect candidate for this particular project, and so VW’s engineers get to work. This brings us to today. Meet the Atlas Cross Sport GT concept: a sporty, swoopy SUV we don’t need but apparently, someone must have asked for.

The recipe for this super-Atlas, you’ll realize, is quite familiar. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that makes 300 hp and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (or DSG in VW’s marketing language) that routes power to all four wheels. It’s essentially the same powertrain recipe as that of the 2018 Golf R. Except, now, it resides under Atlas Cross Sport bodywork. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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