VW CrossBlue Coupe Concept Makes U.S. Debut at 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show


  • Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Picture

    Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Picture

    The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept is set for a U.S. debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. | November 15, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show with projected EPA fuel economy and range numbers.
  • The CrossBlue Coupe has an estimated combined fuel consumption of 70 MPGe, according to Volkswagen.
  • The CrossBlue Coupe can be driven in electric mode for up to 13 miles, less than originally estimated on the European cycle.

LOS ANGELES — The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show with projected EPA fuel economy and range numbers.

The CrossBlue Coupe Concept debuted in the spring at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

At the time, Volkswagen provided critical specifications based on the European cycle, which has little meaning to U.S. consumers. Now, it has provided EPA estimates. The CrossBlue Coupe has an estimated combined fuel consumption of 70 MPGe, according to Volkswagen.

The CrossBlue Coupe can be driven in electric mode for up to 13 miles at a maximum speed of 75 mph, less than originally estimated on the European cycle. VW originally said the concept could be driven in electric mode for up to 21 miles.

The CrossBlue Coupe, a plug-in hybrid, has a zero-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 147 mph. Earlier, VW said the CrossBlue Coupe has a zero-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds.

What is still not clear is whether the CrossBlue Coupe or the larger Volkswagen CrossBlue shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show are bound for production.

"There are no production plans at this point," said Mark Gillies, a Volkswagen of American spokesman, in a phone conversation on Friday with Edmunds.

Edmunds says: U.S. consumers now get a better picture of the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept and no longer have to guess at important performance numbers based on how they do things in Europe.

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