VW’s Atlas Cross Sport SUV debuts with PHEV option

The New York Auto Show brought another surprise this week with Volkswagen announcing it will offer its Atlas Cross Sport SUV with a plug-in hybrid option. The Atlas Cross Sport is a midsize, five-seat SUV with 355 horsepower provided by dual motors and an 18 kWh lithium-ion battery.

A mild hybrid powertrain is also a potential option for the Atlas Cross Sport. Volkswagen revealed, “Using the same V6 engine and [dual] electric motors, but with a smaller 2.0 kWh battery, the mild hybrid version would produce 310 horsepower and give 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 6.5 seconds.” Read more.

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