The new crossover is the largest vehicle that rides on the company’s modular MQB platform. It looks like the new system will be very advanced and very powerful. New powertrain, there is a chance to see some minor tweaks in terms of styling.
2020 VW Atlas Gets a New Hybrid Powertrain
The most anticipated novelty for the 2020 VW Atlas is definitely a new hybrid powertrain. We still don’t have official details, it looks like the new version will be based on a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.At the front, we will see a 54-horsepower, while the rear axle will get a more powerful 114-horsepower unit. Plenty of power, we expect to see a decent all-electric range, probably around 26 miles.
2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport
A new hybrid powertrain will be offered exclusively for the new version of this mid-size crossover, called 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport. Dimension changes, the new version will come with a bunch of unique visual details. The biggest difference is probably at the rear end, where the new version comes with the reshaped roofline and a massive spoiler.
2020 VW Atlas Design
While the new two-row version is about to come with plenty of exciting novelties, base three-row models will continue in the pretty much same way. Some reports suggest a mild refresh along with this introduction of a new model. On the other side, we could see novelties in terms of new standard features, though even these changes will be quite minimal.
2020 VW Atlas Engines
Except for a new hybrid powertrain, the rest of the engine lineup will remain unchanged. This crossover comes with two gasoline units in the offer.The base model features a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four unit. It is good for about 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.On the other side, there is an optional V6 unit. As we already mentioned, it features a displacement of 3.6-liter and a max power of 276 horses and 266 pound-feet of torque. Both units use the same 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 VW Atlas Release Date and Price
The new Cross Sport will probably have its premiere on some of the major car earlier in the year (the version at the 2018 New York Auto Show was a concept). This would mean between 31.000 and 49.000 dollars, though a new hybrid version will probably have a higher starting price.Competition in this segment is pretty tough. Some of the class-leaders are models like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer and others.