Volkswagen to reveal new diesel variant of Cross Coupé Concept PHEV; 131 mpg US
4 March 2012
Volkswagen will bring to Geneva a new diesel-engined variant of its Cross Coupé Concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, first introduced with a gasoline engine at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011 (earlier post). The new Cross Coupé Concept is powered by a combination of a turbodiesel direct-injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors; combined fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 1.8 l/100 km (131 mpg US), equivalent to CO2 emissions of 46 g/km.
|Cross Coupé Concept. Click to enlarge.|
The concept SUV features a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph); 225 kW / 302 hp of power (system power) and a curb weight of 1,858 kg. Volkswagen is presenting the concept with a TDI plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The Cross Coupé Concept is based on Volkswagen’s new modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform.
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