Another bombshell originates out of the Tokyo Mo-tor Show, notes Automotive News. The Cross Coupe hybrid is Volkswagen's exciting new reveal, a brand new look for the Tiguan crossover. Find out more about this at: Volkswagen debuts Cross Coupe hybrid crossover in Tokyo
Where VW SUVs are going down the road
The Volkswagen Cross Coupe must be a compact SUV/four-door automobile put to-gether as reported by VW’s Modularer Querbaukasten (Modular Transverse Ma-trix or MQB) car platform. Sources near VW design manager Walter de’Silva explained that the design will be in all SUVs that come from Volkswagen. That will include the next Tiguan model that will be released next the end of 2014, as reported by Automotive News.
A bold automobile with some flare
Most experts think there will be a choice of a longer wheelbase for the car. The Cross Coupe would be able to have a 3rd row of seats if this takes place.
"We won't rule out the possibility of adding a sportier SUV to the Volkswagen lineup at some time. But the main message with the Cross Coupe is its styling, which stands for the future of SUV design at Volkswagen," a Volkswagen representative told Au-toweek.
On the front end, the VW Cross Coupe will use styles seen on the Tex and Go concept automobiles that made their debut at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. There are heavy, sculpted services called a “tornado line” by de’Silvia. You are able to anticipate a dramatic physique with the Cross Coupe.
High waistline, shallow side glass, an angled tailgate, pronounced wheel arch and 20-inch alloy wheels will also be part of the package. It will look high-tech like many of the Audi automobiles have been recently in the inside.
About the motor
You are able to have front wheel drive or all-wheel drive with the gearbox found in the Volkswagen Cross Coupe gas-electric hybrid system. You are able to get up to 261 horsepower with two electric motors in the turbocharged, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, and direct-injection motor.
With 370 volts and 9.8 kilowatt-hours, you'll find a lithium-ion battery. You can use a power outlet or charge it with kinetic energy. The vehicle will go for 25 miles at city speeds in front-wheel drive while all-electric.
Trading weight for power
Volkswagen got an electric motor that was used on the rear wheels, which is not the same as using a mechanical drive shaft. Some weight is lost. That means you are able to, in 7.0 seconds, go from 0 to 62. Top speed while using a combination of gasoline and electricity is 124 mph and 71 mph on electricity only.
Look into the Volkswagen Cross Coupe
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