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Volkswagen Shows Off Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept

You wouldn’t know it from looking through Volkswagen’s North American lineup, but the German automaker actually does produce performance versions of some of its SUVs. There are R-badged T-Roc and Tiguan models available in Europe, but neither has made across the pond.

So enjoy this new concept the company has just unveiled for what it is and no more. Volkswagen calls this slick crossover the Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept, which is basically an Atlas Cross Sport given a shock R treatment.

A quick look at the model and the visual and performance tweaks it has gotten makes you think that VW could actually make this, and wish they would. Scott Keough, VW of America CEO, did his part to enflame the passions – or at least the hopes – of VW performance enthusiasts:

“The launch of the all-new Golf GTI and Golf R got us thinking about how to inject some of that VW magic into our SUVs. This concept is proof that it’s possible to build SUVs that could appeal to our performance enthusiast base.”

- Scott Keough, CEO, VW of America

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