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New VW diesel - 55km/litre

05 March 2012, 09:08

Volkswagen’s Cross Coupé concept is no stranger to the glamorous auto show circuit but the Geneva 2012 version will be singing a different (diesel) tune.

Volkswagen unveiled the original Cross Coupé concept at the 2011 Tokyo auto show with a silver paint finish and powered by a plug-in petrol-battery hybrid system.

The 2012 version which will debut this week at the 2012 Geneva auto show is a shade of polished plum and is, according to VW, fitted with an even more frugal plug-in hybrid drive train.


This Cross Coupé Concept is powered by a TDI turbodiesel direct injection engine and two electric motors.  

Its claimed combined fuel consumption is 1.8 litres/100km which signals CO2 emissions of only 46 g/km. These figures are claimed from an SUV developing 225kW, with a top speed of 220km/h and a hefty kerb weight of 1858kg.  

VW has promised that further information about the Cross Coupé will be available when it debuts at the Geneva show on March 6, 2012.


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