VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept: Is This The New MQB Crossover?

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Looking a bit like a hybrid between the Range Rover Evoque and a Subaru Outback, the VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept is the smaller companion to the larger CrossBlue that debuted at Detroit. The Coupe has a twin-turbo V6 and a plug-in hybrid system making 409 horsepower, but don’t expect that to make it into production. Hopefully the CrossBlue’s diesel engine does carry over to the production version, which is rumored to be the next Tiguan.

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  • Magnusmaster Magnusmaster on Apr 20, 2013

    Looks nice, let's hope they don't make it super boring.

    • BigDuke6 BigDuke6 on Apr 21, 2013

      It's another CUV. How can it be anything but boring......

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Apr 22, 2013

    That's the widest center console I've ever seen. That moves the driver's right leg another three inches to the left, and for those of us who wear size 13 EE cowboy boots, that's a problem. Also, what is that box on the floor in the rear? It doesn't leave any foot room for a middle passenger - not that anyone would want to sit there, if given the option.

    • Hummer Hummer on Apr 22, 2013

      Although I can't agree on it being the biggest center console I've ever seen, I agree, styling something in such a way that it's a hindrance to the person that bought the vehicle doesn't seem responsible, if the vehicle had a purpose other then transportation and/or needed the space for mechanical reasons, yes I could understand, but it's FWD and a plan boring passenger vehicle. Same goes for the second row middle, what's the point in that? Theres no driveshaft, thus it seems rather pointless.

  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.
  • ToolGuy Lose a couple of cylinders, put the rest in a straight line and add a couple of turbos. Trust me.
  • ToolGuy Got no money for the Tasman, it is going to the Taxman. 🙁