Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Doug Hoang Doug Hoang on Mar 22, 2012

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

  • Sjdanna Sjdanna on Apr 08, 2012

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