Volkswagen third crossover concept has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2015 in the form of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept. The car previews the design of the next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan as well as the German firm’s new seven-seat SUV to be produced next year. As a result, we just had to see it up close.
Underpinning the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept is the MQB platform and all told, the car measures 190.8 inches long. A plug-in hybrid powertrain has been selected with it including a 3.6-litre V6 combined with two electric motors. On its own accord, the V6 produces 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. An electric motor driving the front wheels then provides an additional 54 hp and 162 lb-ft while the second electric motor powers the rear and delivers 114 hp and 199 lb-ft.
A number of different driving modes have been created for the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept. One is an all-electric mode, another provides maximum power from the engine and electric motors while the Battery Hold / Battery Charge mode constantly retains a certain level of charge from the battery. When running in all-electric mode, the Cross Coupe GTE Concept has a range of about 32 km.