Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Volkswagen Cross-Coupe SUV Concept Debuts


With the very recent report of an all new cross-coupe SUV. VW made a surprise release of this concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. This is the first model to use the MQB chassis which will be used for the next Golf and Audi TT.

With it's bold front end styling and sloping roof line, executive director of Volkswagen design Klaus Bischoff said "It is the future face of all VW SUVs".

This concept which is smaller than the current Tiguan, offers a sporty SUV but is still capable of going off-road. Featuring all-wheel drive and powered by a TSI turbo-charged engine and two electric motors, this plug-in hybrid has a total of 262bhp. 0-100km/h is said to be close to 7 seconds. The cross coupe is also able of driving 25 miles in two-wheel drive on pure electric.

No details or timeline have been released if this model will see production.
The main focus is the styling as Volkswagen will create its own design language and the first to receive this look will be the new Tiguan in 2014.

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