Shanghai 2013: Volkswagen unveils CrossBlue Coupe Concept

Shanghai 2013: Volkswagen unveils CrossBlue Coupe Concept image

Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Volkswagen Press | posted April 23, 2013 17:46

Highlights possible features on future Volkswagen vehicles

With Volkswagen getting ready for its comeback to our shores soon, news about their latest concept and production vehicles suddenly becomes more relevant. At the 2013 Auto Shanghai that's currently ongoing, Volkswagen's latest SUV concept just made its global debut to give show goers a glimpse of where the company's future designs are going.

The CrossBlue Coupe which measures 4,899 mm x 2,015 mm x 1,679 mm, can be considered as the Touareg's smaller sibling even though it has a wheelbase that's slightly longer than the Touareg. Add to that its wide track and 22-inch alloy wheels to complete its muscular and sporty look. The automated boot lid reveals 1,101 liters of cargo space.


The ports for the fuel tank and battery were uniformly integrated under the steeply raked C-pillars of the CrossBlue Coupé. It consists of one socket for charging the high-voltage battery and another for connecting electric devices, thus making the CrossBlue Coupe some sort of an electrical generator.

The CrossBlue Coupe also highlights future drivetrain possibilities that can be utilized by the brand. At the show floor, the CrossBlue Coupe was equipped with a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a V6 turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and two electric motors (40 kW front and 85 kW rear) that's coupled to a six-speed DSG gearbox. The hybrid system produces a combined power output of up to 415 PS and will help it reach 100km/h from a standstill in just 5.9 seconds before it reaches its top speed of 234.96 km/h.

Engine Bay

Another notable thing about the CrossBlue Coupe is that it sits on Volkswagen’s new Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) components set. Making it possible for the SUV to take up conventional or hybrid powertrain options.

As of now, Volkswagen has no for the CrossBlue Coupé to enter production.