Forget all the hype about electric vehicles for a moment. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is the kind of gas-powered vehicle the company needs to keep manufacturing to remain successful — a well-made, family-oriented SUV in the hot midsize market segment.

Like every other manufacturer, Volkswagen is navigating between increasing government pressure to produce all-electric vehicles and continuing consumer demand for traditional ones. The German company recently released its first dedicated EV, the ID.4, and has promised more in the future. But not everyone wants — or can even accommodate — an EV. Higher prices, range anxiety, and the lack of convenient charging locations (especially for people living in apartments) are all legitimate concerns.