At Tokyo Motor Show 2011, the German manufacturer exhibited Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept in a world premiere. The concept promotes a four-door coupe on the dimensions of a large SUV, while anticipating a new design line for the manufacturer from Wolfsburg.
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Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Specs
Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept is the first creation “in the flesh” developed on the new MQB modular platform, programmed to be found on several models of the group starting with the future Golf and ending with Audi TT.
Although demonstrates a commanding presence, Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept is positioned right between the Golf and Tiguan, if we judge by the exterior dimensions: length 4345 mm (171 in), 1868 mm (73.5 in), wide and 1523 mm (60 in) height. However, its wheelbase is 2630 mm (103.5 in) with 52 mm (2 in) longer than the Golf and 26 mm (1 in) longer than that of the Tiguan.
Even if wants to be a spacious model, Cross Coupe doesn’t neglect the off-road presence, guaranteeing a 24.2 degrees attack angle and a clearance angle of 32.5 degrees.
Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Engine
As expected, under the SUV bodywork lies a hybrid powertrain that includes a TSI engine with direct injection, assisted by two electric units. The two engines powered by lithium-ion batteries under positioned on the front and rear axle offer 54 hp and 180 Nm, 114 horses and 270 Nm respectively.
Resources of the electric motors, combined with the TSI, it helps Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept boast a total of 265 horsepower, enough to reach 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 7 seconds and has a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph). With the lithium-ion battery pack, the concept can run up to 40 km (25 miles) in electric mode only.
MQB platform could accommodate a new four-wheel drive, in which the rear axle is engaged only by the electric unit positioned on it. In these situations, the unit is also supported by the electric motor from the front axle, which acts at this stage as a generator for the TSI unit.
The new architecture has allowed Volkswagen to install the battery pack on the central tunnel, saving space and providing a better center of gravity and optimum distribution of the masses on both axes.
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