Volkswagen Reveals Updated Cross Coupe Concept


VW unveils their latest concept ahead of Geneva.

As the Geneva Motor Show opens later this week, Volkswagen has just released details regarding the updated version of last year's Cross Coupe concept. For anyone who can recall, the German automaker previously revealed a Cross Coupe concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show that was powered by a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid system. This latest Cross Coupe, however, is powered by a combination of their popular turbodiesel direct injected engine (TDI) and two electric motors.

All told, fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle comes in at 157 mpg. And like the upcoming next-generation Golf, the new Cross Coupe concept is underpinned by VW's new Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform. This platform is actually quite revolutionary for its ability to be used as the basis for a number of models in various segments. For example, it can be stretched enough to underpin a car the size of a Passat as well as a crossover. VW claims the Cross Coupe concept has all-wheel-drive and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and can drive up to 800 miles on a full tank of diesel fuel with its batteries at maximum charge.

The concept is also capable of going up to 28 miles on electric power alone at speeds up to 75 mph. Since this is the second Cross Coupe concept that VW has done, we wouldn't be surprised to see a production version arrive in the very near future.


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