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VW CrossBlue Concept

Volkswagen has the concept car of a new SUV generation in a world at the 2013 North American Auto Show: the VW CrossBlue The largest carmaker in Europe the new versatile SUV specifically for the USA and Canada. If it into production, the CrossBlue enrich the Volkswagen model with a seven-seat midsize SUV of the class; currently, Volkswagen of offers the Tiguan (4.4 long) and the exclusive Touareg meters) as sport utility It features one of the most innovative hybrid systems ever Clean Diesel + two E-motors + transmission + propshaft by wire). estimates that fuel for the four-wheel drive SUV will be 89 (EPA standard fuel equivalent for hybrid vehicles in the USA full utilization of battery combined Highway and City in pure diesel operation, economy is 35 MPG (combined Highway and In the test cycle of the European ECE standard for electric hybrid — based on computations cannot be compared to those of the EPA — the estimated fuel is 2.1 liters per 100 km. Despite this economy, the CrossBlue offers drive system characteristics a power of 225 kW / 306 PS and up to 700 Newton meters of torque; the midsize SUV completes the from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds km/h: 7.5 s).

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Driving with emissions

The SUV can be turned into a emissions car either at the press of a or automatically. When its lithium-ion (energy capacity: 9.8 kWh) is charged, the Volkswagen CrossBlue can travel a distance of up to 14 miles in mode based on the US test in this mode, its top speed is from 127 mph (204 km/h) to 75 mph km/h) to achieve an optimal range. In the new European driving (NEDC), the CrossBlue attains an driving range of 33 km. Important: it is not to directly compare driving and fuel economy values of the US and EU test cycles to one another, the tests are configured differently.

of a minivan

Conceptually, the CrossBlue equipped with its six individual — combines the engine and visual impact of an SUV with the of a minivan. Its ride comfort the CrossBlue an ideal cruiser; its all-round visibility simplifies with ESP, a four-wheel system and up to twelve airbags, the car would also be a space of the safest kind.

Further Volkswagen styling

The CrossBlue was in Germany under the leadership of de Silva (Head of Design, Group) and Klaus Bischoff of Design, Volkswagen Brand) but in close coordination with of America. The design effort the clean lines of German design DNA with the masculine of an American SUV. This in a very genuine car, — although it is still a car — does not rely on effects at all, but instead a near-production look at a potential new SUV series from Volkswagen.

Exterior styling — a for America

The Volkswagen — in CrossBlue Glass Flake is 4,987 mm long, 2,015 mm and 1,733 mm tall. The Volkswagen Concept assumes a very stance on the road with its track widths (1,686 mm 1,696 mm rear), also designed 21-inch alloy (with 285/45 tires) and flared wheel arches. The masculine image of the new CrossBlue is by its dominant track widths, proportions with a long and hood and large wheels.

extended side profile

a contrast to the exterior paint is the trim in stainless steel that runs all around the lower body section. The of the CrossBlue — developed by a team led by Marc Lichte features a very prominent and hood that integrates air for the engine, a roof line is also long and a very front overhang. The vehicle’s ascends slightly towards the This visual impression is by a character line that from the headlights back to the lights — it becomes towards the rear. Above — and typical of a Volkswagen is the very precisely styled terminating the row of side windows; the are enclosed by a solid aluminum

SUV as auxiliary electrical generator

The is equipped with two fuel — on the left and right of the rear body; the filler for the diesel tank and SCR reservoir is on the passenger’s side; on the driver’s engineers integrated two electrical behind the fuel door. The socket is used to charge the battery; the second can be used to such electrical devices as coolers or light systems for In this case, the CrossBlue as an auxiliary electrical generator.

end has 3D headlight design

A key element of design DNA is the predominance of horizontal at the front and rear of the vehicle. The design team has further this character trait in the Consider the front end, was designed under lead Andreu Solar: the radiator trim — consisting of two aluminum struts and a centrally VW logo — is now a 3D element extends into the headlights. aluminum accents are key elements define the new three-dimensional visual of the dual headlamps implemented in LED and, in turn, the entire end. The upper aluminum frames the dual headlights, the lower strut visually the radiator grille across the front end. This the CrossBlue an even wider and dominant presence, yet one that is friendly and appealing.

Bumpers perfection in details

Volkswagen even attend to the smallest of with great care. The air in the bumper are an example of this. are trimmed by horizontally mounted, painted elements, which closer examination reveal as very strong, three-dimensional structures. Beneath the bumper, the end is terminated by trim in stainless look with integrated protection.

Aluminum upgrades rear

As at the front end, designers the three-dimensionally sculpted LED tail with aluminum elements as From a styling perspective, the lights are designed in the form of an E opens towards the vehicle In the inner area, the contours of two E shapes (mirrored on each of course) are trimmed by aluminum and each has two stripes painted in the color. The prominent tailpipes are in stainless steel look; were integrated in a trim with underbody protection runs horizontally across the section at the rear. Since the Diesel of the CrossBlue — with its SCR catalytic converter does not emit any soot the tailpipes of the exhaust system keep their shiny as well.

Interior concept ample space and maximum

The interior of the very spacious CrossBlue Concept was designed lead designer Tomasz His team equipped the concept car six individual seats (three of seats). In a production version, seats would be offered in the row as an alternative, bringing the total to seats. At the rear, the seat are slightly elevated; children in will enjoy the better Nonetheless, headroom is very throughout the vehicle. In front, it is mm, in the second row 1,020 mm and in the third row 954 mm. The is also comfortable in terms of up to 947 mm is available in the second row, and in the row it is up to 917 mm. These values confirm adult passengers too can recline in the third seating row on long Convenient access to the rear is assured by sliding the second row with one hand movement.

for loading

Behind the third row is a cargo area with 335 cargo capacity (loading length: 600 mm); when the of the third row of seats are folded, capacity grows to 812 liters, and length is 1,387 mm. If the seatbacks of the row are folded as well, cargo increases to nearly 2,000 this increases the load to 2,230 mm. Finally, the front seatback can be folded, and then up to 3,110 mm long can be stowed.

provides for perfect climate

In the seating area too, the air of the automatic climate control that are integrated in the roofliner optimal temperatures inside. The zones of the four-zone system can be controlled from the second row of

Interior design — design and technologies

The Volkswagen Concept is not only an extremely and comfortable SUV; it is also a sophisticated one. And that not applies to the materials used in the but simultaneously to its precise styling and form language. In the process, the team — together the engineers and their technologies — created an interior will likely set standards in class.

Controls that lift

As as the driver starts the ignition, the controls for the lights, climate and the four-wheel drive system from their rest which is flush with the surfaces. The controls have aluminum surrounds — fits the character of a large SUV and is typical of the Touareg. The precious that is pleasing to the touch is one of the materials in the interior; aluminum is for the surrounds of the air vents and switch as well as for such features as the steering wheel hub and the spokes of the wheel.

Timelessly clean

Leather and wood are also to finish the interior. The wood are especially distinctive. As Head of Trim, Oona Scheepers to use dark stained banana wood here. The lines of wood accents flow the sporty gear shift — which opens in a direction — and ascend the console and across the lower panel to the door trim playing a large role in the front interior space. these wood accents, and in the of the two-part center armrest, leather in the Marble Grey is used. Meanwhile, Volkswagen leather, trim pieces and in the light beige color St. beneath the wood accents and as upholstery.

High-tech infotainment

The Volkswagen takes in integrating technologies in the refined material of aluminum, wood and leather a clear design statement. centrally on the center console is a inch touchscreen. The display is framed by an aluminum surround and air vents. The large touchscreen is not used to control all infotainment but also to access the status of the system. Another new feature is 3D of either the navigation route or center contents — the rotates — and the cover of the media center moves in space, creating a visual with extreme depth.

soft-touch switches

All significant in the passenger compartment (except for the flasher switch) are designed as touch switches; their control is similar to that of a Gear shift travel is to be very short for the shift by 6-speed DSG.


The instrument cluster is designed to be programmable, offering a wide of functions and displays. One example: the can be driven in different powertrain information related to the very Eco mode is shown with a background, while the theme switches to red for the dynamic Sport

iPad mini in the head

To ensure that guests in the seats can fully enjoy video and online features, mobile iPads were as monitors in each head of the first seating row as part of the seat entertainment system. A sound system creates a clear world of sound.

Drive technology — efficiency and driving fun

The Volkswagen Concept is technically based on the new Transverse Matrix (MQB) of AG. Within the MQB, uniform are maintained across model and brands — such as the orientations of all engines. The modular system also offers parameters for optimal and individual in a wide variety of models. include the wheelbase (CrossBlue: mm), track widths and sizes. All new MQB models are designed so — along with the types of drive systems and diesel engines) — can always be built as natural hybrid or E-models as well.

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alliance of TDI and E-motor

The concept car shown in Detroit brings MQB elements of a future SUV generation in this case, the MQB front and suspensions, the 140 kW / 190 PS TDI of the new EA288 diesel lineup and a 6-speed DSG. And are combined with electrical that are also made by — including the lithium-ion in the center tunnel as well as the E-motor with 40 kW and the rear with 85 kW. The fact that already implemented this concept in the Cross Coupé a compact SUV concept car of Tiguan — which was also in Detroit (in a US premiere), demonstrates how modular the MQB is, in the truest sense of the

Maximum fuel economy

its combination of pioneering fuel and high standard of dynamic the CrossBlue — which can be to a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h) is an SUV that is as efficient as it is sporty. As noted, thanks to one of the most plug-in hybrid systems (TDI Clean Diesel + two + dual-clutch transmission + propshaft by Volkswagen was able to achieve an 89 MPGe in the four-wheel drive SUV standard fuel economy for hybrid vehicles in the USA with utilization of battery charge; Highway and City cycles); in diesel operation, fuel is 35 MPG (combined Highway and City). In the cycle of the R101 European ECE for electric hybrid vehicles, the vehicle attains an estimated consumption of 2.1 liters of fuel per 100 km. As previously noted, it is not possible to compare driving ranges and economy values of the US and EU driving cycles to one another, since the are configured differently.

Maximum performance

Despite its tremendous the CrossBlue exhibits dynamic with a total system of 225 kW. The midsize SUV completes the sprint 0 to 60 mph in a short 7.2 seconds (0-100 7.5 s). Its TDI develops a maximum torque of 400 meters from low revs starting at 1,750 rpm. The motors also make a appearance. That is because output their maximum immediately — faster any internal combustion engine. In the CrossBlue Concept, the E-motors 180 Newton meters (front) and 270 meters (rear). In boosting when the power potentials of the and electric motors are fully — the drive system can a total system torque of up to 700 meters.

Zero emissions whenever

The default mode, in which the is started, is the classic hybrid which optimally manages use of the sources. The electric motors are for propulsive power as often as here. The driver can also to Eco or Sport mode by pressing a (to the right of the gear shift In Eco mode, parameters such as the pedal characteristic and air conditioner are for minimal fuel and electrical In Sport mode (that is by the same button as for Eco mode), the car the drive system’s maximum potential. Other available are an offroad mode (permanent drive system), a charging and E-mode (zero-emissions driving at of a button).

E-mode — with zero emissions

by its lithium-ion battery, the CrossBlue can a distance of up to 14 miles (US test or 33 km (European NEDC testing) in driving; its top speed is reduced to 75 mph km/h) here. In E-mode, the 85 kW E-motor at the rear axle propulsion. In all-electric driving, the is decoupled from the drivetrain by the clutch, and the engine is shut The driver activates E-mode by the EV (Electric Vehicle) mode at the front of the center console. As as there is a need for TDI power, of the battery charge state or parameters, it is coupled to the drivetrain jolt-free, within fractions of a

E-mode — battery in the tunnel

In all-electric driving, the are supplied with energy one of the eight modules that up the lithium-ion battery. The battery has an capacity of 9.8 kWh and is housed in the center The power electronics unit in the engine compartment in front operating at a voltage level of 370 Volt — manages the of high-voltage energy to and from the and the electric motors. Meanwhile, a converter supplies the body system with the 12 Volt power it needs. The electric system does not impose any on interior space whatsoever. The can be charged either by external sources (230 Volt or by the TDI while driving.

Preparing for — charging at the press of a

The driver can intentionally switch to a charging mode (by pressing button on the center console). charges the battery via the TDI while to store enough electrical in the battery for later zero-emissions at the destination in an urban area. In there are various operating that are automatically set as a function of the driving situation:

As soon as the driver releases the pedal, the engine and electric are decoupled from the drivetrain, that the battery is sufficiently This is referred to as coasting. No are generated here either.

regeneration mode

Whenever the releases the accelerator pedal or the brakes, and the battery is insufficiently the two electric motors act as generators and energy recovered from the into the lithium-ion battery. In case, the TDI is also shut off and from the drivetrain.

When sporty performance is called the E-motors form an alliance the TDI. In the professional jargon of the world, this combining of is known as boosting, in which the is driven by all four wheels.

with propshaft by wire

All wheels are also driven the driver intentionally activates mode (once again by a button on the center console). In case, and when the battery’s is low, the front electric — which is now supplied energy by the TDI — operates as a generator and electrical power for its counterpart at the rear axle. the energy for driving the rear flows by wire and not mechanically, is referred to as propshaft by wire. Due to the that the TDI drives the rear via the front E-motor in off¬road the four-wheel drive system is operational, even when the is in a low charge state.

Driving the TDI

When the TDI is the sole source for power, the Volkswagen CrossBlue is a pure front-wheel drive Thanks to the efficient technology of the four-cylinder engine with rail direct fuel the concept car is still very efficient here. Based on the TDI of the CrossBlue would attain a economy of 37 MPG in the Highway cycle of the standard, while fuel in the City test cycle be 33 MPG. Another indication of the efficiency is what is known as fuel consumption that is in a sub-cycle of the European ECE-R101 in which the Volkswagen CrossBlue is driven with a fully battery, so that it is essentially powered by the TDI engine. This yields an excellent combined consumption of 4.9 l/100 km.

Volkswagen 2013
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