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NAIAS 2013: Volkswagen Debuts Its Crossblue Plugin Hybrid Concept SUV

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On January 14, 2013 @ 5:52 pm In automotive,Detroit Auto Show,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments

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The Crossblue Concept packs 306 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and 0 to 60 time estimated at 7.0 seconds. We love how automakers are going larger with their plugin hybrid concepts (such as Volvo’s XC60 plugin SUV [6] from last year). The all-electric mode range is only 14 miles, so expect this vehicle to function as a hybrid more than an extended-range EV. Nevertheless, we love the styling, LED headlights, and practicality of the Crossblue. Check out our Flickr gallery [7] for more details and pics of the newcomer.

+ Volkswagen [1]

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[1] Volkswagen: http://www.vw.com/en.html

[2] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+car

[3] North American International Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=detroit+auto+show

[4] diesel-electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=diesel+hybrid

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/naias-2013-volkswagen-debuts-its-crossblue-plugin-hybrid-concept-suv/vw-crossblue-12/?extend=1

[6] Volvo’s XC60 plugin SUV: http://inhabitat.com/volvo-debuts-debuts-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-at-the-2012-detroit-auto-show/

[7] Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/8380085849/in/set-72157632523007902

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