Volkswagen have unveiled two new concept cars at the New York Motor Show: the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak.
Aimed at the US market, the Atlas Cross Sport follows on from the success of the Volkswagen Atlas in which 36,000 have been sold since it was launched last year.
The Atlas Sport Cross features a sporty coupe-like rear body and a plug-in hybrid drive model with an all-electric driving range of 26 miles.
They will also be a conventional hybrid drive without an external battery charging function.
A petrol 3.6-litre FSI V6 produces 280 PS of power and is assisted by two electric motors in both versions.
Volkswagen have also revealed the Atlas Tanoak pickup.
The concept car is 2,030 mm wide and 1,844 mm tall and will be a five-seater with a dual cab.
Atlas Tanoak pickup will come with the same 3.6-litre V6 FSI engine used in the Atlas and transfers its power to two axles via 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and uses an 8-speed automatic transmission.
These two concepts are part of Volkswagen’s vision to be stronger in the very popular SUV segment systematically as part of its Transform 2025+ strategy.
USA will see a production version of the Atlas Sport Cross and the all-electric I.D. CROZZ expected for 2020.