Detroit LIVE: Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept image

Volkswagen has brought the CrossBlue Concept to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

After it was announced and teased for the 2013 Detroit Motor Show not too long ago, the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the German based automaker bringing it to the automotive event. According to the car manufacturer, the CrossBlue Concept is previewing a future production vehicle which will be positioned above the Tiguan and below the Touareg. The model is based on the MQB platform, the same one used on models like the new Golf 7, the 2013 Audi A3 or the 2013 Seat Leon, amongst others.

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Conceot is 4,986 mm (196.3 inches) long, 2,014 (79.3 inches) wide and 1,732 (68.2 inches) tall, coming with a 2+2+2 seating layout. The production version will come with a seven-seat configuration. Power to the CrossBlue Concept is provided by an electric powertrain made by a 190 HP (142 kW) TDI Clean Diesel Engine and two electric motors, one at the front, with 54 HP (40 kW) and one at the rear, with 114 HP (85 kW). Power is being sent to the all-wheel drive system through the DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration takes 7.2 seconds and top speed stands at 127 mph (204 km/h).