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VW CrossBlue Concept Previews VW's New Three-Row SUV

VW has brought the VW CrossBlue concept to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show to preview its upcoming six or seven passenger SUV. The concept is based on the MQB platform and has been designed primarily for the US and Canadian markets. It measures 196.3 inches long, 79.3 inches wide and 68.2 inches tall. The concept features a 2+2+2 layout, but VW will also offer a second row bench seat on the production version, which allow it to fit up to seven passengers.


"The CrossBlue concept is exactly the right type of vehicle for the U.S. market,' said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. 'It combines a truly versatile interior layout with sophisticated Volkswagen design, to give a unique and supremely stylish offering in this segment."


The CrossBlue concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain that mates a 190-hp TDI Clean Diesel Engine to two electric motors, a 54 horsepower electric motor powers the front and a 114 horsepower electric motor is mounted at the rear. The electric motors are powered by a 9.8 kW lithium-ion battery, which gives the concept enough power to travel up to 20 miles in full electric mode.




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