Before it is revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen has released some preliminary design sketches of a new CrossBlue Coupe Concept, which is said to preview the net-gen Tiguan model.
The original iteration of the CrossBlue Coupe concept, simply called the Cross Coupe, debuted at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show, and now it seems like Volkswagen has updated the concept with even more coupe styling and a new paint job. Previewing the brand’s upcoming crossover style, the CrossBlue Coupe takes a page from the Range Rover Evoque’s playbook, combining a raked-back coupe look with VW’s current crossover design.
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The concept is based on VW’s MQB scalable platform architecture, and is powered by a turbocharged V6 along with a plug-in hybrid setup that puts out a combined 415 hp. In all-electric driving, the CrossBlue Coupe can travel about 20 miles, and can sprint from 0-62 mph in about 5.9 seconds.
The CrossBlue Coupe joins the larger, seven seat CrossBlue concept that debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show as a hint towards what VW will be doing with its SUV and crossover lineup in the future.
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