The Germans were actively testing a large crossover in the back of a cross-coupé, but the production model may be much simpler concept.
A prototype of a large cross-coupe Volkswagen introduced under the name of Atlas Cross Sport last spring. A year later, the concept turned into a production model for China, which went on sale under the name Teramont X. And now, it seems, the Germans undertook the preparation of similar machines for other markets – primarily the US, where cross-coupe will receive the same name as the concept.
Most likely, the appearance of Chinese and American versions will be slightly different and from each other and from the prototype. At the moment we know that the Atlas Cross Sport will be 144 mm shorter than normal “Tramonto” and get a cabin with five seats (standard car – seven-seater). Retain cross-coupe and a slightly sloped roofline.
Judging from the photo, some changes in the direction of simplification will undergo an interior design. The test prototype is equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and touch screen multimedia system. But if the concept had a 10-inch monitor, the serial cross-coupé diagonal can be reduced to 8 inches – for example, the normal “Tramonto”.
In addition, the crossover will be deprived of even one chip. The concept car 2018 was equipped with a one touch panel, through which was determined by the settings of the climate control system. However, our colleagues from the American edition of the Motor1, which already had a chance to get to chat with a pre-production prototype, argue that the pipeline cross-coupe will retain the traditional switches and knobs.
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As for the engine range, it is already known – Atlas Cross Sport will get the same two-liter turbo engine, which is equipped with VW Teramont. Leave a cross-coupe and atmospheric V6 with output of 280 HP and 360 Nm. But compared to the normal crossover range new items can be added to a kind of turbocharged six-cylinder unit, which is now preparing including for Arteon R. Perhaps we are talking about the VR6 engine configuration, whose power can exceed 400 HP and it’s not the 2.5-liter VR6, which uses Volkswagen in China for the crossover SMV. Presumably, this refers to a completely new development.
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