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Volkswagen's 157 mpg Cross Coupé concept

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March 4, 2012

The new Cross Coupe to be seen at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new Cross Coupe to be seen at the Geneva Motor Show.

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We first saw Volkswagen's plug-in petrol-electric hybrid Cross Coupé concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Now there's a new Cross Coupé concept to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show this week that use a turbodiesel direct injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors to achieve 1.8 liters per 100 km (around 157 mpg) with CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km.

The Cross Coupé is proof that achieving 150 mpg is not just the realm of asthmatic shopping trolleys as the 225 kW Cross Coupe has a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph) and a curb weight of 1,858 kg (4,096 lb).

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5 Comments

Fine. Just send me one and I will test it in the brutal weather of San Diego, CA. Oh, VW, what happened to the 1L?

Mark A
4th March, 2012 @ 10:11 pm PST

I think (hope) they'll produce this right after they

deliver the 1L I ordered - years ago? :-)

(heaven forbid they have some ex management

from GMs EV1 program)

Pres
5th March, 2012 @ 01:21 am PST

Either VW is goofin' on us or all the other hybrids are. Oh...easy to give all kinds of stats on a car you never intend to produce.

Neil Larkins
5th March, 2012 @ 08:22 am PST

Great, Just what the world needs another 150+ MPG concept vehicle that will never go into production. Concept cars are useless if nobody manufactures them.

garbage_in
5th March, 2012 @ 02:50 pm PST

I agree with garbage_in

Are there ANY diesel-electric hybrids available in America?

Why not?

Griffin
24th August, 2012 @ 10:44 pm PDT
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