Shanghai: Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept image

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, over the last weekend.

The newest creation signed by Volkswagen is named the CrossBlue Coupe Concept and it’s a five-seater sporty SUV which will preview future production models. The VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept is joining the seven-seater CrossBlue, unveiled in Detroit, in January, during the 2013 NAIAS. The model has a sloping roofline, a lowered front end, an angled windscreen and some other tweaks, which make it stand out from other SUV made by Volkswagen currently.

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept is 4,889 mm long, 2,015 mm wide and 1,673 mm tall, riding on a 2,980 mm wheelbase. The model weighs 2,220 kg (4,894 lbs) and it sits on 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 285/45 tires. The total capacity in the boot stands at 1,101 liters with the rear seats folded and at 537 liters with the rear seats up. Power is being provided by a gasoline electric plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is made out of a 295 BHP (220 kW) and 500 Nm of torque (369 lb-ft) 3.0 TSI V6 engine, mated to two electric motors, each on one axle, with the front one providing 53 BHP (40 kW) and the rear one 113 BHP (85 kW).

The total output produced by the powertrain stands at 409 BHP (305 kW) and 700 Nm of torque (516 lb-ft), and this is sent to the front, rear or all-wheel drive through a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The model has a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery and the vehicle can be driven in electric mode for up to 33 km (20 miles), with a top speed of 120 km (74.5 mph). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 5.9 seconds and top speed stands at 236 km/h (146 mph). Fuel consumption is averaging 3.0L/100 km (94.1 mpg UK / 78.4 mpg US).