Volkswagen has unveiled a new five-seat crossover concept Cross Coupe GTE – the forerunner of “one of the most important models in the past five years, which will be produced at a plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.” The official premiere of new items will be held at the Auto Show in Detroit. Dimensions of the new Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: length – 4847 mm, width – 2030 mm, height – 1735 mm. The design of the new Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE discern the features of the concepts presented in 2013 in Detroit and Los Angeles: CrossBlue and CrossBlue Coupe.
In Volkswagen believe that innovation is a “rupture” with the past prototypes and shows a different vision of midsize crossover market of the United States. Hybrid SUV witty on the type of modular architecture MQB, making it a relative VW Golf, Audi TT and the European Passat.
Cross Coupe GTE equipped with a 3.6-liter petrol VR6, which works in tandem with two electric motors (one for each axis). ICE allows to 276 horsepower, while the electric motor generates the front axle 54 l. s., and the back – 114 liters. p. With such power-plant concept to first “hundred” accelerates in less than 6 seconds.
Pure electric car can cover up to 40 km, but the lead car in motion in this case will only electric rear axle. To maintain sports sentiment added button «GTE», which sharpens the throttle response and makes the suspension stiffer.