An evolution of previous auto-show concepts, Volkswagen’s Cross Coupé GTE that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show supposedly indicates the styling direction future VW crossovers will head.
Cross Coupé GTE Concept
Almost conservative-looking next to the swoopy shapes shown at other stands, the 5-seat Cross Coupé displayed a more mature look, with rather boxy contours and a straight-line grille. But all that hides a rather advanced powertrain: VW says the Cross Coupé is a plug-in hybrid that mates a gas-powered V6 engine with two electric motors to produce a combined 355 horsepower, is expected to get an estimated 70 MPGe EPA rating, and can travel up to 20 miles on electric power alone.
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