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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
Volkswagen revealed its brand-new Crossblue Concept plug-in hybrid SUV today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is the vehicle's global debut, and it was an impressive showing. The Crossblue boasts seating for six, a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain with 35 mpg combined, and 89 mpge in electric mode.
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  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  for more details and pics of the newcomer.
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 Volvo’s XC60 plugin SUV: http://inhabitat.com/volvo-debuts-debuts-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-at-the-2012-detroit-auto-show/
 Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/8380085849/in/set-72157632523007902
 + Volkswagen: http://www.vw.com/en.html
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