Volkswagen has unveiled the Cross Coupe last night in Tokyo, an all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid Concept which blends the looks of a four-door coupe and an SUV.
The Volkswagen Cross Coupe measures 4,345 mm in length (longer than a Golf but shorter than a Tiguan), is 1,868 mm wide and 1,523 mm tall, and represents the first model based on the automaker’s new "modular transverse matrix" (MQB) platform which should also be used on the next generation Audi TT.
With a wheelbase measuring 2,630 mm in length, the Cross Coupe is 52 mm longer than the Golf and 26 mm longer than the Tiguan, and its designed has been penned down by Volkswagen Group Chief Designer, Walter de Silva and Brand Design Chief, Klaus Bischoff.
At the front the Cross Coupe features the horizontal lines characteristic to the Volkswagen face with a new grille and newly designed headlights, while the rear is dominated by sharp angles and sleek looking light clusters.
The Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept is powered by two electric motors, one rated at 40 kW / 180 Nm and the other at 85 kW / 270 Nm of torque and a TSI direct injection turbo petrol engine. The SUV’s hybrid powertrain generates a total of 265 PS which according to the company are enough to make it sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 7.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 mph. VW says the Cross Coupe is also capable of traveling up to 40 Km (25 miles) on just electricity.
Other highlights regarding this concept include the "electric drive shaft" for the all-wheel drive system which consists of an electric motor driving the rear axle. In certain situations the electric motor at the front is also used to power the rear axle, while the rear electric motor is used as a generator powered by the TSI engine.
Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Video :

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Source: Volkswagen