VW C Coupe GTE to get production version for China image

A production version of the recently unveiled Volkswagen C Coupe GTE is expected to be introduced exclusively to the Chinese automotive market.

After making its public debut during the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the new Volkswagen C Coupe GTE is now returning in a new report, which is confirming a production version aimed exclusively at the Chinese automotive market. The announcement has been made by the VW brand development chief, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, who has recently spoken to Automotive News Europe.

“The C Coupe GTE not only provides a clear preview of the production vehicle to come but we have also developed the sports sedan exclusively for the Chinese market. Cars such as the C Coupe GTE sustainably improve the urban air quality and hence the living conditions of the inhabitants”, said the Volkswagen official.

The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE is more than 5 meters long, 1,930 mm wide and it is riding on a 3,001 mm long wheelbase. The model is also getting 22-inch alloy wheels, an interior design similar to the one of the new Passat generation, a center console for the rear passengers, rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays, a large touch screen display, fully digital instrument cluster and more. Power to the one-off model is provided by a 4-cylinder TSI turbocharged gasoline burner, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor. The total output stands at 245 HP (180 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. The range is said to be just over 800 km (497 miles) and the fuel consumption stands at 2.3L / 100km (122.8 mpg UK / 102.2 mpg US).