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VW Atlas Cross Sport concept previews the two-row Atlas SUV

Plenty of things on the concept won't arrive in 2020 when the car reaches dealerships, but that's the nature of concept cars for you.

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The Atlas Cross Sport Concept packs a plug-in hybrid powertrain based on the current Atlas' 3.5-liter V6, augmented with two electric motors.

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It probably won't sport the full (claimed) 355 horsepower when it reaches production.

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That said, the concept does show that electrifying Volkswagen's current slate of engines isn't just possible, it's all but guaranteed.

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VW's two-row Atlas should enter production in late 2019, arriving at US dealers in early 2020.

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The Atlas Cross Sport concept cuts a much sportier profile than the three-row Atlas.

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There's a great taper to the rear glass, while the front end more closely resembles the new Jetta than the current Atlas.

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It wouldn't be wrong to assume that, by the time the two-row Atlas reaches dealers, the current three-row Atlas will be ready for a midcycle refresh.

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With the Tiguan growing a third row, Volkswagen has no two-row crossovers in the US currently.

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The US used to have the Touareg, but it was discontinued and now lives on in other markets.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of VW's destined-for-production Atlas Cross Sport concept!

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