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Tokyo Motor Show: VW Cross Coupe Concept

Cross Coupe concept 1 at Tokyo Motor Show: VW Cross Coupe Concept

Just out of the blue Volkswagen turned up at the Tokyo Motor Show with a new coupe crossover concept, called simply the Cross Coupe.

The plug-in hybrid coupe SUV thingy is the first VW to feature their new ‘modular transverse matrix’, whatever that is, and looks pretty much production ready. It seems like a sizeable machine in the pictures, but it is actually shorter than a Tiguan.

The car measures at 4,345 mm in length, with a width of 1,868 mm and height of 1,523 mm. But offers a 2,630 mm wheelbase which is 26 mm longer than the Tiguan.

The Cross Coupe is apparently a good off-roader as well, with short overhangs front and rear and high ground clearance. What’s more, front angle of approach is 24.2 degrees and at the rear 32.5 degrees, and it’s got a sophisticated all-wheel drive system with ‘electric drive shaft’.

The hybrid powertrain in this car consists of two electric motors (one front and one rear) which generate 40 kW / 180 Nm of torque and 85 kW / 270 Nm respectively, and a TSI direct injection turbo petrol engine. With a total output of 265 PS, the Cross Coupé can accelerate to 62 mph in just seven seconds and on to a top speed of 125 mph. Its EV range is about 40 km.

All around, a very nice package. But it’s not likely to give Range Rover Evoque any reasons to be worried.

Cross Coupe concept 2 at Tokyo Motor Show: VW Cross Coupe Concept
Cross Coupe concept 3 at Tokyo Motor Show: VW Cross Coupe Concept
Cross Coupe concept 4 at Tokyo Motor Show: VW Cross Coupe Concept
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