Home / Auto News / News article: Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Geneva Motor Show Preview - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 04 2012, 4:07 PM

German automaker Volkswagen looks to put an end of the debate of hybrid vs. diesel, by combining both technologies into one Cross Coupe Concept. First unveiled in gasoline-electric form at the Tokyo Motor Show, this new version is set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The TDI powerplant from VW is setup to work alongside a pair of electric motors, giving it a possible 130-mpg. Even better though is that Volkswagen claims this concept makes 302-hp and can hit a top speed of 137-mph. Such a concept is interesting, considering that diesels are extremely popular in Europe, while hybrids are not. In America however, it’s the complete opposite with hybrid and electric vehicles roaming around and diesels being less popular.

Combining the two in order to maximize fuel efficiency and power could be an interesting solution and a glimpse into the future.

  • Doug Hoang

    Heck yeah… A great idea to combine the hybrid with a diesel engine. I would buy it in a heart beat.

  • Sjdanna

    Okay, enough with the teasing already! I’m starting to drool with anticipation. When ??????