Volkswagen CrossBlue Midsize Concept Will Arrive in 2016

VW Confirms CrossBlue Concept, Announces that the Plug-In Hybrid Midsize SUV Will Arrive in 2016 (Photos)

VW CrossBlue Midsize SUV Concept

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept midsize SUV is projected to get 89 MPGe in hybrid mode and 35 mpg in diesel-only mode.

A little more than a year ago, Volkswagen brought its CrossBlue Concept to the 2013 Detroit auto show, which detailed the automaker’s plans for a seven-passenger SUV. The CrossBlue Concept made another appearance in Detroit this year, only this time Volkswagen revealed more information about the vehicle – including its diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain – and announced that production for the midsize SUV will begin in North America in 2016.

According to Gizmag, the CrossBlue Concept’s powertrain will include a turbocharged four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine, joining the likes of the 2014 VW Passat, Jetta and Touareg as Volkswagen models with TDI Clean Diesel engines.

The all-new midsize SUV is expected to have several driving modes – including Eco, Sport and Offroad settings – and its projected performance numbers are certainly impressive:

  • 89 MPGe combined in hybrid mode
  • 35 mpg combined in diesel-only mode
  • 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds

The CrossBlue Concept vehicle is designed to be slightly longer than the VW Touareg and will have a number of impressive technological features on the inside, such as a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and iPad minis on the back of the front seat head restraints.

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

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  1. […] and the CrossBlue SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. Back in January, VW confirmed that a seven-seat, plug-in-hybrid SUV based on the CrossBlue Concept would make its U.S. debut in […]

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