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

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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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.

  • Brandon What is a "city crossover"?
  • Tassos What was the last time we had any good news from Ford? (or GM for that matter?)The last one was probably when Alan Mulally was CEO. Were you even born back then?Fields was a total disaster, then they go hire this clown from Toyota's PR department, the current Ford CEO, Fart-ley or something.He claims to be an auto enthusiast too (unlike Mary Barra who is even worse, but of course always forgiven, as she is the proud owner of a set of female genitals.
  • Tassos I know some would want to own a collectible Mustang. (sure as hell not me. This crappy 'secretary's car' (that was exactly its intended buying demo) was as sophisticated (transl. : CRUDE) as the FLintstone's mobile. Solid Real Axle? Are you effing kidding me?There is a huge number of these around, so they are neither expensive nor valuable.WHen it came out, it was $2,000 or so new. A colleague bought a recent one with the stupid Ecoboost which also promised good fuel economy. He drives a hard bargain and spends time shopping and I remember he paid $37k ( the fool only bought domestic crap, but luckily he is good with his hands and can fix lots of stuff on them).He told me that the alleged fuel economy is obtained only if you drive it like a VERY old lady. WHich defeats the purpose, of course, you might as well buy a used Toyota Yaris (not even a Corolla).
  • MRF 95 T-Bird Back when the Corolla consisted of a wide range of body styles. This wagon, both four door and two door sedans, a shooting brake like three door hatch as well as a sports coupe hatchback. All of which were on the popular cars on the road where I resided.
  • Wjtinfwb Jeez... I've got 3 Ford's and have been a defender due to my overall good experiences but this is getting hard to defend. Thinking the product durability testing that used to take months to rack up 100k miles or more is being replaced with computer simulations that just aren't causing these real-world issues to pop up. More time at the proving ground please...