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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: Sleeker Style, Fewer Seats

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

If you have a successful three-row family SUV, why not put a two-row mid-size version out next? Honda recently did that with the Passport, a smaller version of the Pilot three-row SUV, and now we’re seeing Volkswagen do the same thing with the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport, debuting at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is related to — you guessed it — the Atlas SUV.

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The smaller Cross Sport uses the same platform and comes from the same assembly plant as the Atlas; it also has the same width and same wheelbase as its larger sibling. So what makes it different? It’s smaller, for one thing: It’s 2.8 inches shorter than the regular Atlas and its roofline is a couple of inches lower, too. And while the Atlas has three rows of seats, the Cross Sport only has two.

What else is different about it? We got the chance to poke around inside the new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport after its debut at the L.A. show; watch the video for more.

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