Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept hybrid is “whatchamacallit”


We are not exactly sure what to classify the new Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept as, is it a coupe or a crossover? Well, to be on the safe side, we think it is a crossover. The Volkswagen Cross Coupé is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that features an all-wheel-drive system.

The reason why we can’t make out what it is because the VW designers designed it with being part four-door coupe and part compact SUV. What you will get form the VW Cross Coupe is the best of both worlds of comfort and versatility. The Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept is about the size of the VW Golf and shorter than a Tiguan at 171.1 inches overall, with a wheelbase of 103.5 inches (two inches longer than a Golf and an inch longer than the Tiguan-compared to its overall length). It is measured at 73.5 inches wide and 60.0 inches high.

The Volkswagen Cross Coupe is powered with two electric motors (one for each axle) coupled with a turbocharged gasoline engine. The combined power output is estimated at around 262 horsepower, and that is ample of power to go around to help it accelerates from 0-60 mph in just seven seconds. In pure electric mode, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept can travel up to 25 miles before kicking back in the gasoline engine.

The VW Cross Coupe has just made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it is the first vehicle designed with Volkswagen’s new modular transverse matrix architecture. We will definite see more of the VW Cross Coupe in the future when it comes out to compete with the likes of BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class crossover.

  • Anonymous

    Very futuristic-looking hatchback sedan. It is neither a coupe nor a SUV so the Germans should stop their practice of confusing buyers. When you do a search on Carmax or Cars you don’t need this model popping up in the middle of Mustangs, Camaros, M3s, and Celicas.