Volkswagen unveils CrossBlue midsize SUV concept for North America — Volkswagen Cross UP!

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Volkswagen unveils CrossBlue SUV concept for North America

CrossBlue hybrid SUV concept on at the North American International Show (Photo: C.C.Weiss/

has used the North American Auto Show (NAIAS ) to an interesting mid-size diesel hybrid SUV concept designed for the American and Canadian markets – the The concept’s powertrain combines a 4-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel two electric motors (40 kW in the front and 85 kW in the a dual-clutch transmission and an almost number of driving modes to a combined city/highway fuel of 89 MPGe (2.6 l/100km when driven in hybrid or 35 MPG (6.7 l/100km) in diesel-only.

At a length of 4,987 mm (196.3 the six-seat CrossBlue is slightly than VW’s existing and Touareg SUVs.

Putting out 700 Nm of it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds km/h in 7.5 seconds) and there’s a “propshaft by wire” electronic system for heading off the tarmac.

In its default hybrid driving the CrossBlue’s electric motors are whenever possible. By switching to Eco parameters such as the air conditioner and pedal characteristics are managed for fuel and electrical consumption. In mode, on the other hand, is placed simply on getting as power out of the drive system as – this includes using electric motors to give the a boost when accelerating.

For pure electric driving the rear electric motor propulsion and the vehicle’s top speed is from from the usual 127 mph km/h) down to 75 mph (120 Based on a U.S. test the CrossBlue can travel up to 14 miles km) on one charge of its battery in this

Should the driver use up the battery in E-mode, the vehicle will switch back to its diesel

Energy for the electric motors is in a center tunnel-located, 8-module, 9.8 kWh battery pack that can be from a 230-volt outlet. is also supplemented by regenerative if Battery regeneration mode is Upon reaching its destination, the SUV can serve as an electrical generator, devices such as coolers via a socket.

Full-time four wheel can be selected by switching to Offroad In this state, the diesel provides energy to the front motor, which both the front wheels and provides to the rear motor. That is sent by electrical wire, not hence the system’s being as “propshaft by wire.”

Other notable features of the include controls that out of the dash when the ignition is on, a 10.2-inch touchscreen for controlling the system and checking the state of the system, and iPad minis in the back of the first row head

There’s presently no word on – or if – we’ll see a production version of the

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