/Geneva 2015: VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE

Geneva 2015: VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE

VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE 0 600x404 at Geneva 2015: VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE

If there were an award for the concept car with the worst name at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen would have already won it. The VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE is what they have come up with for this year’s show, just to boast they can make a cool coupe if they wanted to, but they don’t!

The sleek and clean VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE features a straight forward design on the outside with nothing particularly amazing about it, apart from perhaps the curvy roof which is what gives the car its four-door coupe look. Size-wise though, the GTE slots below the current Passat CC.

The same applied to the interior, where you find an extremely clean design and “new interactive interfaces between human and machine.” The GTE features a system that uses the driver’s biometric data and a new Active Info Display that has a 3D appearance. Not entirely necessary features, but pretty cool nonetheless.

VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE is also testbed for the firm’s latest plug-in hybrid powertrains. The system in this car can be driven approximately 32 miles in all-electric model and has a combined output of 374 horsepower, average fuel consumption of 118 mpg, and the ability to reach 250 km/h or 155 mph top speed.

Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, elaborates: “This breathtakingly dynamic coupé is unlike any other to appear in this class. The design of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE is an impressive alternative to the classic sedans of the B and C segments—it has the style of a sport coupé that is enriched by the functionality of a large hatchback and the interior space of a sedan.” Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand, adds: “The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is another milestone of expressive design. With this concept car, Volkswagen is not only showing a new model’s design, but also initial glimpses of a new design era.”

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