VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

Diesel hybrid SUV may go into production

Jan 15 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

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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