Volkswagen Cross Coupe, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, is based on VW’s new modular tranverse matrix (MQB). The AWD plug-in hybrid SUV is powered by two electric motors and a direct injection turbocharged gasoline (TSI) engine. The VW Cross Coupe can drive up to 25 miles purely on electric power.
In term of dimensions, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe has a 73.5 inches wide, 60.0 inches high and a long wheelbase of 103.5 inches. The powerful proportions are underscored by the wide 62.4-inch front and 63.5-inch rear track dimensions.
The design features of the VW Cross Coupe is characterized by the long hood, new frontal aesthetic, the set back passenger compartment and the low window line for an SUV. The 20-inch alloy wheels, equipped with 265/45-section tires, enhance the sporty look. At the rear, a voluminous coupe-like C-post rises up over the wheelarches. The potential of the Volkswagen design DNA developed by Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff is shown, for instance on the characteristic horizontal lines of VW’s face combined with a new light and grille treatment. New distinctive light clusters combined with chunky SUV bumpers and twin tailpipes dominate the rear.
Inside, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe offers an exciting alliance of the SUV and Coupe. The four-seater has a sportier design than conventional SUVs. Like the dashboard which has the precise lines of a coupe’s, yet raised like an SUV. The surface of the dashboard exudes a very refined quality, yet is also very robust. And behind the three-spoke steering wheel, the VW Cross Coupe features user programmable instrument cluster and advanced infotainment system. The driving mode‘s rotary control knob can be used to select between “Sport,” “City,” and “Offroad.”
The Volkswagen Cross Coupe combines three power source which work together efficiently as a hybrid system. The 148 hp TSI engine produces 155 pound-feet of torque, the electric motor that delivers 54 horsepower and 133 lb-ft. The two motors power the front axle together or individually. If the Cross Coupé is to be used in all-wheel-drive or pure electric mode, a further electric motor that is integrated as a co-axial drive unit in the back axle powers the rear wheels. This second electric motor generates up to 114 hp (85 kW) and develops 199 lb-ft of torque. The overall output of the system (gasoline engine and electric motors) is a maximum of 262 hp (195 kW).