Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Heading to 2013 LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volkswagen will bring its CrossBlue Coupe Concept, which first debuted earlier this year in Shanghai, to the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.

Featuring a hybrid powertrain with 415 hp, the CrossBlue Coupe Concept is capable of achieving 70 MPGe while seating five comfortably. It is based on the German automaker’s new MQB architecture and features a plug-in V6 hybrid drivetrain. In strictly electric mode, the CrossBlue Coupe Concept can travel up to 13 miles. The V6 powerplant generates 295 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, but when the pair of electric motors turn on, the CrossBlue Coupe Concept has 516 lb-ft of torque.

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With a top speed of 147 mph and a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds, the CrossBlue Coupe Concept undoubtedly shows off what is possible in Volkswagen’s future. No longer are hybrids boring, eco-friendly cars – but rather functional vehicles that can not only carry plenty and look sharp, but offer performance comparable to gasoline vehicles. Inside, Volkswagen has packed the CrossBlue Coupe Concept with a ton of technology, bragging that the car simply “comes to life” once the driver’s door is opened.

Check back for more details on the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept when it makes its official debut next week.

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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 AutoGuide.com 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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