Laura K. Cowan

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

by , 12/04/11

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Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love the raked angles that flow back to the unique taillights, but the really impressive design is under the hood, where VW has packed two electric motors paired with a direct-injected, turbocharged engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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What that means to you is 261 total horsepower, smooth gear shifts, and plenty of capability. The Cross Coupe can go from 0-60 in 7 seconds and to a top speed of 125 miles per hour. The Cross Coupe can also manage 25 miles of electric-only range up to 75 miles per hour, which makes it much more versatile and efficient as a commuter car. This may not look like the most exciting concept car ever, but that’s probably because it is close to being put in production, which is great news for consumers who want a plug-in hybrid but need something with more ground clearance than a Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius C. We can’t wait to see this car in production. Hurry up, VW: we’ll be first in line!

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