Previewing upcoming Volkswagen SUV design, the German brand has just unveiled the CrossBlue Coupe Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.
The five-seat CrossBlue Coupe displays a new angular look, emulating VW’s seven-seat CrossBlue Concept that was shown off at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Both of these concepts are powered by a plug-in hybrid system, pointing towards some kind of electrification in upcoming VW crossovers and SUVs.
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In the case of the CrossBlue Coupe, power comes from a turbocharged V6 and two electric motors that combine for a total output of 409 hp, allowing the concept to jump to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 94.1 mpg on the European test cycle, while the overall range of the concept is about 740 miles on a tank. On strictly electricity, the CrossBlue Concept can run about 20 miles, aided by the engine being able to decouple from the electric drivetrain.
The CrossBlue Coupe is likely previewing what we will see in the next generation Tiguan, while the larger CrossBlue Concept foreshadows the Touareg.
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