The Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Activity are two solid, roomy crossovers – but neither of them are all that pleasurable to push. The firm hopes to modify that tune with the new Atlas Cross Activity GT Concept, which offers the staid SUV a far more aggressive up grade.

The Atlas Cross Activity GT Concept is the most recent in a line of “fanatic builds” for 2021, subsequent the Arteon Large Sur and Taos Basecamp in advance of it. Centered on the factory R-Line model, this Atlas has an upgraded ST suspension with lowering springs that delivers it nearer to the pavement, unique 22-inch ABT Activity HR Aerowheel rims, and Tarox eight-piston front brakes that manage the Atlas additional halting ability.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Exterior
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Exterior
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Exterior

The exterior wears a hand-painted Kingfisher Blue paint occupation, which is only obtainable from the factory on find European VW designs. Gloss black exterior trim replaces the inventory chrome finishes, and tailor made GT badging is integrated in the course of the vehicle. The interior sporting activities a matching Eisvogelblau colour inside of atop the bespoke Recaro seats, gear shifter, and seat belts. And there’s even a unique rear center console that follows the style language of the front console.

Powering this Atlas thought is the exact same turbocharged 2.-liter 4-cylinder from the Golfing R, but now with an IS38 turbo and an further front-mounted radiator. That offers this Atlas a hearty 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts), mated to a seven-pace DSG gearbox and all-wheel push.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Interior
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Interior

“We genuinely wished to attract interest to the a lot of terrific attributes of the Atlas Cross Activity, specifically its solid exterior styling, and evaluate its probable performance capabilities,” stated Sean Maynard, fanatic internet marketing expert for VW.

But you should not get your hopes up, VW has no programs to place the Cross Activity GT into production (as significantly as we know). If you want to construct one particular just like it, even though, the Atlas Cross Activity starts off at $30,855 in the US.