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Volkswagen shows Cross Coupe Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Shows new styling direction...

Volkswagen has unveiled the Cross Coupe Concept (CCC) at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Designed to preview the company's new styling language, the CCC features a distinctive grille, a sloping roofline and more chunky detailing. What we can see most of is how the replacement for the Tiguan will look, taking most of its styling cues from the concept. But interestingly VW insiders have been saying that this may also preview a new small crossover vehicle, to go up against the Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque. VW does have history with going into niche markets with the Passat CC so this isn’t too unexpected. It will be interesting to see if it ever materialises.   

The four-seat cabin is relatively straightforward, but has a programmable instrument cluster and an advanced infotainment system. There's also gloss black trim, aluminium accents and leather seats. The boot only holds 379 litres of luggage, but that can be expanded to 1,229 litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Under the bonnet, there's a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 148 bhp TSI petrol engine with two electric motors that develop 54 bhp and 114 bhp. This gives the crossover a maximum output of 262 bhp, which enables it accelerate from 0-62 mph in 7.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 mph. In terms of efficiency, the Cross Coupe averages 104 mpg with CO2 emissions of 62 g/km. The concept also has a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows it to travel approximately 25 miles on electricity alone.

Images courtesy of Volkswagen


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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more