This year's presentation focused Volkswagen in Detroit at the world premiere of the Cross Coupe GTE a conceptual product of five seats with which the manufacturer seeks Wolfsburg give us a further advance their future range of SUVs and crossovers.
The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE is not a concept that fly our minds come on. However it is quite full of what will be in the near future approach the new crossover that Volkswagen is preparing to fill the gap between the Tiguan and Touareg.
Following the line of CrossBlue concept the Coupe GTE is painted not in an orange tone but in a light blue the brand called "Pacific Glacier" and that decorates a body that is characterized by straight lines a long hood short rear overhang and a high front section.
The lateral found a pillar located far behind and C pillars also quite inclined being another hallmark of a design that clearly focuses on the sporty image but without losing the robustness that many users ask SUVs. The large alloy wheels 22-inch ten-spoke polished rounded well that concept prototype along with mudguard black.
The simple and straight design is also found within the Cross Coupe GTE. For example the horizontal structure consisting of the instrument panel creates an orderly atmosphere but appealing to the brightness of the hue of the carrier material and the glass ceiling. In the console integrated with operator interface screens displayed by interactive gesture control.
Nappa leather upholstery two colors provide a bucket effect for sport seats while the center panels of the seats are also on leather but in this case with perforated treatment.
Also for the rear seats there are supports for tablets built into the back of the headrests of the front seats. Thanks to the app "Media Control" of Volkswagen you can access the various functions tablet infotainment for WLAN.
The Cross Coupe GTE is powered by a gasoline engine 3.6-liter V6 and two electric motors. The engine and six-cylinder direct injection (FSI) delivers an output of 280 hp with a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The two electric thrusters have a power of 40 kW and 220 Nm and 85 kW and 270 Nm respectively.
The total system power is 360 hp and with it the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE has a top speed of 209 km / h and acceleration to 100 km / h in just six seconds. With lithium battery located on the center tunnel (with a capacity of 14.1 kWh) the Cross Coupe GTE can travel 32 kilometers powered only by electricity.
The driver can use the GTE GTE button to change the mode and activate profile more sport prototype so that the characteristics of the accelerator pedal the gearbox and management are even more sports. In addition the FSI and electric motors work together in the GTE mode during acceleration to deliver maximum power and maximum torque of the system.
After the exhibition the prototype Cross Blue in Detroit last year now the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE offers another preview of the new range of mid-size SUV models based on modular transverse platform (MQB). The production model will be manufactured Blue Cross at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga and will be presented next year.
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