Volkswagen is giving the world a glimpse into the future design direction of its SUVs with the new CrossBlue Coupe concept that is debut this week in Shanghai.
Volkswagen is giving the world a glimpse into the future design direction of its SUVs with the new CrossBlue Coupe concept that is debut this week in Shanghai. The five-seater CrossBlue Coupe concept is the second CrossBlue concept, following the larger seven-seater concept that was unveiled earlier this year in Detroit.
While the original CrossBlue concept previews a new seven-passenger VW SUV, the CrossBlue Coupe concept previews the successor to the Tiguan. The CrossBlue Coupe concept features a wide, low profile appearance that is sleeker than the larger CrossBlue concept. The five-seat CrossBlue Coupé is 4,889 mm long, 2,015 mm wide and just 1,679 mm high: dimensions that give it a low-profile, wide appearance (for comparison, Touareg: 4,795 / 1,940 / 1,732).
As well showcasing the future for Volkswagen design, the CrossBlue Coupé also highlights future drivetrain possibilities, in this case a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a V6 turbocharged engine and two electric motors (40 kW front and 85 kW rear), together producing up to 409 horsepower. The TSI engine produces 368 lb-ft. of torque from just 1,800 rpm, while the electric motors produce their torque 133 lb-ft at the front and 199 lb-ft at the rear – immediately. Combined, the system can produce up to 516 lb-ft of torque. The concept reaches 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 146 mph.
Powered by its battery alone, the CrossBlue can travel up to 20 miles. In E-mode, only the rear electric motor propels the vehicle and the TSI engine is shut off and decoupled. At up to 75 mph, the engine is not engaged as long as the battery has sufficient charge.