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The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept features lowered suspension and custom wheels, as well as a unique colour palette to appeal to the enthusiast.

29 Jul 2021 | International News : U.S.A

Volkswagen of America Inc. has unveiled its latest enthusiast build for 2021, the Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept.

Modified by Volkswagen enthusiast Jamie Orr, the concept combines fresh styling updates and a unique color palette with a modified 2.0-litre TSI engine, lowered suspension, and custom wheels, showing the sporty potential of the Chattanooga-assembled midsize SUV. 

The Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept gets 22-inch ABT Sport HR Aerowheels
The performance-enhanced SUV concept features a four-seat configuration and incorporates the striking blue colour 'Eisvogelblau', which translates to 'Kingfisher Blue', currently available on select Volkswagen products in Europe. The concept was hand painted by the Chattanooga production team.

Using a 2021 Atlas Cross Sport as its base, the GT Concept took several months to create and includes a host of unique touches.

The build comprises 22-inch ABT Sport HR Aerowheels, ST Suspension XTA Plus 3 coilovers with colour-matched and GT Concept-branded springs, and Tarox eight-piston front brakes. The concept also gets gloss black exterior trim pieces to replace the existing chrome finishes. In addition, custom GT badging is integrated throughout the vehicle.

Bespoke Recaro Sportster CS and a custom blue gear shift feature in the cabin
Under the hood is a version of the EA888 2.0-litre TSI engine found in the Volkswagen Golf R, with an IS38 turbo and an additional front-mounted radiator from a Mk7 Golf R. It generates more than 300bhp. A seven-​speed dual-clutch automatic transmission was paired with the standard 4Motion all-wheel drive system to handle the extra power.

The eye-catching 'Eisvogelblau' colour was also weaved throughout the interior of the car, from the bespoke Recaro Sportster CS seats to the custom blue gear shift and safety belts. Orr's team also incorporated colourful accents to the steering wheel and custom Volkswagen Accessories floor mats to create a cohesive look. All of the modified interior materials are non-animal based.

Rounding out the custom interior seating layout is a one-of-a-kind rear centre console, which follows the design language of the front console. Inside the storage compartment is a Volkswagen Accessories convenience safe and additional USB charging ports.

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