Unveiled in 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept will start construction in Chattanooga, Tennessee in late 2016 and will be available to purchase shortly later in late 2016 or early 2017. it is a finely roundabout version of the seven-seat, 3-row Volkswagen SUV and is a significantly important car for the German brand and it is also the latest in three Volkswagen teaser cars that screening the production VW SUV. This car is the most important concept version and will compete with the Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse.
Engines and Transmissions
Details of the production Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE engine lineup are still on hold, but consumers can have higher expectation toward the SUV. Along with natural-gas engine and electric and fuel-cell options of plug-in hybrids, the production SUV will come with conventional diesel and gasoline engines. The plug-in hybrid GTE carry a VR6 3.6-liter gasoline engine paired with 2 electric motors and a lithium-ion battery producing total output up to 355 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The electric motors generate 54 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque while the direct-injection 6-cylinder engine boosts 276 hp and 258 lb-ft. it can reach 130 mph top speed and travel up to 20 miles in electric mode. An all-wheel-drive system is available but there is no information about transmission details. The Cross Coupe GTE is estimated will bring 70 MPGe fuel economy rating.
Interior And Price
The concept gives consumers a look at a new VW cabin and shows future Volkswagen SUV exterior design presenting more natural and user friendly controls. Consumers can anticipate Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE to be in track with popular rivals such as the Ford Explorer while the pricing is not yet announced. For comparison, the Ford Explorer for the 2015 base model starts at $31,596 including destination charge.