Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen Cross Coupé Concept







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: March 4, 2012
Categories: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Concept Cars, Volkswagen Cross Coupe

THE NEW CROSS COUPÉ CONCEPT: VOLKSWAGEN’S 157 MPG SUV

Last year, Volkswagen unveiled the Cross Coupé concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, powered by a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid system.

Volkswagen Concept Car

This week, a new Cross Coupé is making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but with an even more frugal plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

The Cross Coupé Concept is powered by an alliance of a turbodiesel direct injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors.  Its combined fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle is a sensationally low 1.8 litres per 100 km (around 157 mpg).  This translates into CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km, in a powerful SUV with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph), 225 kW / 306 PS of power and a kerb weight of 1,858 kg.

Further information about the Cross Coupé will be available when it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 6 March.