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Auto Shanghai 2013: world premiere of VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept

Auto Shanghai 2013: world premiere of VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept

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You may remember that Volkswagen introduced the CrossBlue Concept in Detroit this past January. This time at Auto Shanghai 2013, the German automaker unveiled a coupe variant that hints at a possible BMW X6 competitor.

The five-passenger Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept offers both sporty driving dynamics and high fuel economy. It combines a 299-horsepower V6 engine with a pair of electric motors for a total output of 415 horsepower and a fuel consumption average of 3.0L/100km.

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept can travel up to 33 kilometres in fully electric mode, at a maximum speed of 120 km/h. With the help of the combustion engine, acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 5.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 237 km/h.

While the interior largely resembles that of the CrossBlue SUV in Detroit, the exterior is quite different. Notice the long, broad hood, very short front overhang, long roofline, and massive 22” wheels.

Volkswagen CrossBlue vue 3/4 arrière
Photo: Volkswagen