Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept debuts at the Shanghai Auto Show

2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept

Volkswagen has revealed the CrossBlue Coupe Concept at the 2013 Auto Shanghai. The CrossBlue Coupe Concept follows the seven-seater CrossBlue SUV Concept which made its debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show.

The CrossBlue Coupe is a five-seater concept previewing the future of new VW SUV design and just like the seven-seater concept is expected to enter production.

The CrossBlue Coupe has a sloping roofline, angled windscreen and a lower front end compared to the more practical seven-seater concept. The CrossBlue Coupé is exactly 4,889 mm long, 2,015 mm wide and 1,679 mm high giving it a very low and sporty look.

Power comes from a new plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain which combines a 295bhp 3.0-litre V6 TSI and two electric motors for a combined power output of 409bhp and 700 Nm of torque and will be offered on different future VW models.

There are five driving modes available: eco, sport, off-road, electric vehicle and charge. In purely EV mode the vehicle can drive for up to 20.5 miles with a top speed of 74.5mph. With full power 0-62mph comes in 5.9 seconds and the top speed is 146mph.

In hybrid mode average fuel economy is 94.1mpg and when powered purely by the 3.0-litre V6 TSI it has an average fuel economy of 40.9mpg.

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