At the Detroit Motor Show 2015, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept was introduced as the German firm’s third-preview for its upcoming seven-seat SUV. While it seems unlikely any other variations of the Cross Coupe GTE Concept will be produced or revealed, X-Tomi Design has rendered the car as a shooting brake.
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.
[Via X-Tomi Design]