Volkswagen's two-row mid-size SUV has been teased for quite a while، and now it appears to be nearly ready to break cover. As seen in these spy photos where it's covered in a camouflage wrap، the upcoming 2020 Atlas Cross Sport appears production ready save for the missing center caps on its wheels. The Cross Sport has been on our radar since 2015، when the Cross Coupe GTE concept was shown at the 2015 Detroit auto show. Since then، Volkswagen has introduced the production three-row Atlas and teased us again with the Atlas Cross Sport concept in 2018، as the Car News said.
We saw a potential production model back in April in the form of the China-market Teramont X that debuted at the Shanghai auto show. From the look of things، the North American iteration will sport a unique lower bumper design، different wheels، and slightly different headlamps، but overall it's much the same package as the Teramont X. When pressed for details، Volkswagen spokesman Mark Gillies told CD in April that the North American version will probably make its debut in the third quarter of 2019.
Calling the Cross Sport a coupe-SUV is a bit of a stretch، especially since the production model in the spy photos lacks the dramatically sloping roofline that's found on the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe and the BMW X6. Instead، the forward-canted rear window adds a slight sporting flavor without going full fastback.