2015 Detroit Auto Show: VW CROSS COUPE GTE Debuted

At the end of 2016, Volkswagen will start production of one of its most important new models in the past five decades in Chattanooga, Tennessee: a seven-seater mid-size SUV. As a preview to this vehicle, Volkswagen is now showing the five-seater Cross Coupe GTE at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE uses a plug-in hybrid system with a maximum output of 355 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system that uses an "electric drive shaft". The hybrid has a manufacturer-estimated fuel economy rating of 70 MPG.

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Specifications:

  • 3.6-liter VR6 gasoline engine that produces 276 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque
  • Two electric motors that produce 54 hp and 162 lb-ft (front) and 114 hp and 199 lb-ft (rear)
  • Total output adds up to 355 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Top speed of 130 mph
  • 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Features:

  • LED dual headlights
  • LED light wings
  • Proximity and gesture controlled 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen
  • Active Info Display
  • Two-dimensional or three-dimensional navigational display
  • 12.3-inch instrumentation screen
  • 20 miles range on pure E-mode

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 16:26 [IST]
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