Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport named SUV of the Year in 2024 Latin Flavor Car of the Year awards

March 15th, 2024 by

2024 Atlas Cross Sport Side View

Volkswagen models are winning awards nationwide. Bud Brown Volkswagen is honored to announce that Puros Autos has named the 2024 Atlas Cross Sport their SUV of the Year in their 2024 Latin Flavor Car of the Year awards. 

Puros Autos

Who is Puros Autos?

Puros Autos, which translates to “Pure Cars,” is a leading automotive news source for the U.S. Hispanic population, representing as much as 30% of the population in some major markets in the country. Its Latin Flavor Car of the Year awards bring attention to the increasing purchasing power and unique preferences of Hispanic individuals for certain car models and brands. They honor the brands that have recognized this influence and adapted their marketing and product development strategies to better serve the Hispanic community. Winning vehicles are evaluated based on their particular appeal to the Latin market.

2024 Atlas Cross Sport Front Dash View

Why the Atlas Cross Sport?

The Atlas Cross Sport was already unique in its demographic leanings as it was the first modern Volkswagen designed, engineered, and built specifically for the American market. Since its debut, its generous size, high value, and linear design have made it a significant player in the large 2-row SUV category. 

2024 Atlas Cross Sport Front Seat

Derived from the Atlas 3-row SUV, the Cross Sport is 5.2 inches shorter in length and 2 inches lower in height, yet still provides a generous space for its two rows of passengers and their cargo. A key new feature is that all Atlas Cross sport models are now powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 269 horsepower, 34 more horses than the previous four-cylinder engine. It also cranks out 273 lb-ft of torque, which is seven more than the previous VR 6-cylinder engine. More importantly, more torque where you need it, right off idle when you hit the gas. The engine is paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all grades, with Volkswagen’s 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system as an option. 

2024 Atlas Cross Sport Rear Seat

The interior was restyled for 2024 with a significantly more upscale appearance. The Atlas Cross Sport model line has many standard features one would expect to have to option or upgrade to higher trims to acquire. Standard features include heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, a leatherette-trimmed dash with soft-touch material, and adjustable ambient lighting.

2024 Atlas Cross Sport Rear View

With all seats in place, there are 40.0 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which increases to 77.6 cubic feet when the seats are down. Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, which is impressive for a crossover weighing under 4,200 pounds. 

As mentioned, the Atlas was designed for the American market, so regardless of your heritage, if you are looking for a stylish, well-proportioned 2-row SUV, you should visit Bud Brown Volkswagen and check out the Atlas Cross Sport for yourself.