Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, Crossover, Volkswagen, Diesel


The Volkswagen Cross Coupe is back and headed to the Geneva Motor Show this week, this time with an innovative diesel hybrid drivetrain under the hood.

Details are scarce at the moment, but the company says a TDI engine works in conjunction with not one, but two electric motors to propel the vehicle. All told, the combination is good for fuel economy of 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the European cycle, which translates to a staggering 130 miles per gallon. It's worth remembering, however, that European and domestic testing cycles vary greatly.

Even with the vehicle's impressive fuel economy, the Cross Coupe has over 300 horsepower on tap and a top speed of 136 mph. We certainly like the sound of that combination. So, is a diesel hybrid from Volkswagen headed to production anytime soon? Hard telling. Odds are we'll hear more when the Cross Coupe debuts later this week. Hit the jump for the brief press release.Continue reading Volkswagen revisits Cross Coupé concept for Geneva, now with PHEV drivetrain
Volkswagen revisits Cross Coupé concept for Geneva, now with PHEV drivetrain originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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