Volkswagen is looking to whet the appetites of those looking forward to its U.S.-built seven-passenger SUV with the 2015 Cross Coupe GTE concept revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.
The upscale, five-passenger concept is a “preview” of the long-awaited Cross Blue, which will be built in Tennessee beginning late next year. The Cross Coupe uses a plug-in hybrid system developing 355 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system that uses an “electric driveshaft.” VW estimated the mileage on the SUV at 70 MPGe.
“The Cross Coupe GTE is the ambassador of a new design language developed by Volkswagen for the U.S.,” said Klaus Bischoff, chief designer at Volkswagen. “The concept car has a commanding presence; it is powerful with a look that could almost be described as aggressive.” (more…)