Volkswagen Compact Coupe concept launched

Volkswagen Compact Coupe concept launched

VW Compact Coupe fq

VW has just unveiled its new Compact Coupe model at the Detroit Auto Show. The currently unnamed model is powered by a hybrid system which includes a TSI engine developing 110 kW and an electric motor with 20 kW. The new Volkswagen Compact Coupe comes fitted with the company’s 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

VW says the concept offers an impressive 4.2 l/100 km fuel consumption and a 98 g/km CO2 emissions level. The Compact Coupe can reach 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and push on to a top speed of 227 km/h.

Although the German automaker hasn’t given an official name to the new model, speculators are already calling it the Volkswagen Golf Coupe or the Volkswagen Jetta Coupe.

We’ll have more details on the new Volkswagen Compact Coupe as soon as the carmaker makes them available until then check out the full press release below.

Volkswagen Press Release:

For Volkswagen this marks the beginning of an action-packed year, in which more new models will be introduced than ever before in the company’s history. Number 1 on the spectacular list of new products for calendar year 2010 is a car based on entirely new concepts and technology, a coupe with a hybrid drive that is extremely fast and yet futuristic in its fuel economy. It has sports appeal and sharp styling yet is remarkably elegant – positioned between the Europe’s bestselling sports car, the Scirocco, and the internationally successful CC. Its name: the New Compact Coupe. Site of its world premiere: Detroit, North American International Auto Show (January 11 to 24). Combined fuel consumption: 4.2 l/100 km* (45 mpg**)! CO2 emissions: 98 g/km! Incredible, considering its fuel economy, and its top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).

These values were made technically feasible by a high-tech alliance: a TSI engine (gasoline powered with 110 kW / 150 PS) that is as fuel efficient as it is sporty, an electric motor (20 kW / 27 PS) and a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) – which in the eyes of many car drivers is the best automatic in the world today. Just over a month after the debut of the most fuel-efficient four-seater in the world — the Up! Lite in Los Angeles — this new concept car confirms once again that future Volkswagen hybrid vehicles will not only focus on fuel economy, but — similar to pure gasoline and diesel versions of Europe’s most successful automobile brand — will also aim to be sporty and fun to drive. In the first half of the year, Volkswagen will launch its first hybrid model on the market under the VW label — an SUV with full-time all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the New Compact Coupe shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel drive hybrid for the compact class that would be implemented when the time is right.

VW Compact Coupe fq

VW has just unveiled its new Compact Coupe model at the Detroit Auto Show. The currently unnamed model is powered by a hybrid system which includes a TSI engine developing 110 kW and an electric motor with 20 kW. The new Volkswagen Compact Coupe comes fitted with the company’s 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

VW says the concept offers an impressive 4.2 l/100 km fuel consumption and a 98 g/km CO2 emissions level. The Compact Coupe can reach 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and push on to a top speed of 227 km/h.

Although the German automaker hasn’t given an official name to the new model, speculators are already calling it the Volkswagen Golf Coupe or the Volkswagen Jetta Coupe.

We’ll have more details on the new Volkswagen Compact Coupe as soon as the carmaker makes them available until then check out the full press release below.

Volkswagen Press Release:

For Volkswagen this marks the beginning of an action-packed year, in which more new models will be introduced than ever before in the company’s history. Number 1 on the spectacular list of new products for calendar year 2010 is a car based on entirely new concepts and technology, a coupe with a hybrid drive that is extremely fast and yet futuristic in its fuel economy. It has sports appeal and sharp styling yet is remarkably elegant – positioned between the Europe’s bestselling sports car, the Scirocco, and the internationally successful CC. Its name: the New Compact Coupe. Site of its world premiere: Detroit, North American International Auto Show (January 11 to 24). Combined fuel consumption: 4.2 l/100 km* (45 mpg**)! CO2 emissions: 98 g/km! Incredible, considering its fuel economy, and its top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).

These values were made technically feasible by a high-tech alliance: a TSI engine (gasoline powered with 110 kW / 150 PS) that is as fuel efficient as it is sporty, an electric motor (20 kW / 27 PS) and a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) – which in the eyes of many car drivers is the best automatic in the world today. Just over a month after the debut of the most fuel-efficient four-seater in the world — the Up! Lite in Los Angeles — this new concept car confirms once again that future Volkswagen hybrid vehicles will not only focus on fuel economy, but — similar to pure gasoline and diesel versions of Europe’s most successful automobile brand — will also aim to be sporty and fun to drive. In the first half of the year, Volkswagen will launch its first hybrid model on the market under the VW label — an SUV with full-time all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the New Compact Coupe shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel drive hybrid for the compact class that would be implemented when the time is right.

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