Tokyo Motor Show 2011: Volkswagen Cross Coupe spells SUV
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Sized slightly larger than the current VW Golf and smaller than the Tiguan, the Cross Coupe evokes the design of future VW sport utilities, a look that’s streets ahead of the plain visage visited upon the new Passat and Jetta.
Underneath the skin lies one of the more complicated power sources VW has shown — a 148-hp diesel engine and 54-hp electric motor powering the front wheels, and a 114-hp electric motor on the rear axle for all-wheel-drive. The electric motors can either be powered from the engine or a 9.8 kWH battery pack. All told, VW says the system could deliver 87 mpg, go 25 miles on electricity alone and still speed to 60 mph in under 7 seconds.
Now if only VW could afford a proper dictionary.