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VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

Jan 15 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Diesel hybrid SUV may go into production

Volkswagen has unveiled a new hybrid SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. The concept is called the CrossBlue and it is a mid-size SUV that has a diesel engine and plug-in...

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VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

Jan 15 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Diesel hybrid SUV may go into production

Volkswagen has unveiled a new hybrid SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. The concept is called the CrossBlue and it is a mid-size SUV that has a diesel engine and plug-in hybrid technology. In hybrid mode, VW expects the vehicle will get 89 MPGe.

The concept can also run for 14 miles on battery power alone using its 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The vehicle's top speed on electric power is 75 mph. VW says that the concept vehicle could go into production and would be its largest SUV.

The vehicle promises the spaciousness of the minivan with six individual seats and the vehicle will have a four wheel drive system and up to 12 airbags. The vehicle is 4987 mm long by 2115 mm wide and 1733 mm tall.

 
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2015 VW e-Golf Driven, Audi A8 e-tron Diesel, Confirmed Hydrogen-Car Logic: Today's Car News

Jul 22 2014 9:55am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

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Today on Green Car Reports: A quick preview drive of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, Audi confirms a diesel engine for the A8 e-tron plug-in hybrid, and a new take on Honda and Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell plans. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is nimble, refined, and ...
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Foust, Volkswagen Win Red Bull Global Rallycross New York: Video

Jul 21 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed put their Volkswagen Andretti Global Rallycross Polo race cars on the first and second steps of the podium at the Red Bull GRC New York event this weekend, though a penalty ultimately stripped Speed of his second place finish. The result marks a massive outcome for the new rallycross car, and helps Foust move ...
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2014 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles: Part 1 [w/video]

Jul 21 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, SUV, Truck, Crossover, Motorcycle, Off-Road, Racing For if the truth be told there is little more than a single path to all the goals that the undisguised European may reach. - Morocco (1904), Samuel Levy Bensusan Counting competitors, staff, press, guests and strangers, we were about 350 people bunched up in a conference room in the Xaluca Hotel in Erfoud, Morocco. We'd arriv ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Jul 21 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

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Volkswagen has bet very heavily on diesel, with its TDI models; yet it's preparing to bring its all-electric Golf, called the e-Golf, to the U.S. later this year. And we took another short drive in it this past week—this time on U.S. shores. The e-Golf, as it will be sold beginning this November ...
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2014 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles: Part 1 [w/video]

Jul 21 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, SUV, Truck, Crossover, Motorcycle, Off-Road, Racing For if the truth be told there is little more than a single path to all the goals that the undisguised European may reach. - Morocco (1904), Samuel Levy Bensusan Counting competitors, staff, press, guests and strangers, we were about 350 people bunched up in a conference room in the Xaluca Hotel in Erfoud, Morocco. We'd arrived there via a flight to Paris, a ...
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Tata, Jaguar Land Rover could share platforms

Jul 21 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Indian automaker Tata — yes, the same Tata behind the world’s cheapest car and the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover — is looking to share platforms with the British automaker. Speaking with Drive, Fusion Automotive head Darren Bowler, Tata’s official Australian distributor, says “there is sharing in place” between engineering, technology and design portfolios, as well as planning in both India and the U.K. “You’re going to see in the ...
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Audi & Porsche feuding over platforms - report

Jul 21 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Bundestag Debates Combat Drones Acquisition
Volkswagen took control of Porsche nearly two years ago but it appears the Stuttgart-based company isn't getting along with ...
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Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee

Jul 20 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Auckland Transport Reveal Plans To Remove Native Trees In Western Springs
In conjunction with its announcement last week that it would invest $900 million to expand its Tennessee factory to accommodate a mid-sized cross-over tailo ...
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A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable

Jul 20 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ferdinand Piech, supervisory board chair
If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the fami ...
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