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First Look: Volkswagen New Compact Coupe

VW prepares product blitz.

by on Jan.11, 2010

The VW New Compact Coupe features a lithium-ion-powered full hybrid drivetrain.

You may have trouble keeping up with Volkswagen in the months to come.  The German maker, now one of the world’s largest, has been steadily ramping up its product offerings, in recent years, and promises the biggest blitz yet for 2010.

What company officials are describing as “power year” begins at the 2010 North American International Auto Show with the launch of the New Compact Coupe.


Like the well-reviewed Volkswagen CC, the New Compact Coupe aims to create a stylish coupe-like exterior with “the interior roominess of a sedan,” says Walter da Silva, Volkswagen’s global design director.