The 2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept made its public debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The concept gives design hint for the upcoming Volkswagen SUV in near future. Klaus Bischoff confirmed by stating that the CrossBlue Coupe shows the potential of Volkswagen design DNA and will undoubtedly have an influence on future SUV models.
The five-seater Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept is based on the new MQB architecture and features a plug-in V6 gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain. The CrossBlue Coupé has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that is as fuel-efficient as it is sporty. A turbocharged direct-injection (TSI) V6 gasoline engine works together with two electric motors to produce as much as 415 horsepower. This SUV can thus perform like a sports car, with a 0 to 62 mph time of just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 147 mph.
The CrossBlue Coupe is exactly 192.5 inches long, 79.3 inches wide, and 66.1 inches high. The vehicle thus has a confident, low slung, and four-square stance that is enhanced by the wide tracks (67.3 inches at the front, 68.0 inches at the back), the relatively long 117.3 inch wheelbase, and large 22 inch aluminum alloy wheels that are shod with 285/40 tires that were specially designed for the concept car.
The 22-inch polished aluminum-alloy wheels also feature a new design, with five V-shaped dual spokes that have a matte finish on their inner surfaces. Five trim pieces that are painted in the body color of “CrossOrange Metallic” surround the central VW badge, presenting yet another design element.