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Volkswagen is about to pull the wrap off its new SUV concept in the shape of the CrossBlue Coupé at 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Built on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture, the CrossBlue Coupé highlights the future drive train possibilities and is a short-wheelbase version of the previous CrossBlue concept. The CrossBlue Coupe is adorned with clean and elegant ambience with soft Nappa leather in “Anthracite Pearl” and “Asphalto. It has also introduced two-color ambient lighting reconciling the different drive modes of the vehicle. VW’s new MQB or Modular Transverse Matrix is designed to give a large amount of flexibility in terms of potential power. It could use conventional drive systems with four- or six-cylinder engines, configured for a variety of fuels (petrol, diesel, CNG). It is powered by plug-in hybrid system consists of a transverse 3.6-liter turbocharged V-6 making 295 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, a front electric motor making 54 hp, and a rear motor making 114 hp. It also produces an impressive combined output of 415 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. With its six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and centre tunnel-mounted 9.8 kW-hr lithium-ion battery pack, this 4,889 mm-long SUV accelerates like a dynamic sports car, zero to 62 mph takes a mere 5.9 seconds, and the top speed is 146 mph. Even with that go-fast ability, CrossBlue Coupe has impressive fuel economy with a combined cycle figure of 3.0 l/100 km, or 94.1 mpg and returns 6.9 l/100 km or 40.9 mpg in hybrid mode with a depleted battery powered by the TSI engine. Such fuel efficiency provides it a theoretical range of 1,190 km (740 miles) with its 80-litre fuel tank.
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