2017 VW Cross Coupe GTE Release Date and Features
One of the most eagerly anticipated Volkswagen models is the VW Cross Coupe GTE. It’s just a concept car for now, but Volkswagen has a timeline in place for a production version. This stylish and upscale midsize SUV uses a plug-in hybrid system with a maximum output of 355 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system that uses an electric driveshaft. Read more to learn about the 2017 Cross Coupe GTE’s release date and features.
Sleek and Sporty Exterior
The powerful exterior design of the Cross Coupe GTE features a sleek and sporty look, with a very clear and logical line structure. The precise edges of the long hood look like they have been cut with a laser. The headlights, turn signals and the radiator grille merge together seamlessly, with two aluminum bars forming the basic structure of the radiator grille. The wheelarches emphasize the power and the physical presence of the SUV, and give it an extremely confident stance, and the 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, shod with 285/40 tires, have 10 highly polished spokes.
Powerful Hybrid Powertrain
The Cross Coupe GTE is powered by a 3.6-liter VR6 gasoline engine and two electric motors. The six-cylinder direct-injection engine (FSI) delivers 276 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The two electric motors produce 54 hp and 162 lb-ft (front) and 114 hp and 199 lb-ft (rear). They are powered by a compact lithium-ion battery housed in the center tunnel, which is rated at 14.1 kWh. The total output of the drive system adds up to 355 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, enough to power the Cross Coupe GTE onto a top speed of 130 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds.
The Cross Coupe GTE is not only a preview into the future of Volkswagen exterior design and powertrain technology, but it also shows how Volkswagen designers envision a midsize SUV interior of tomorrow. The driver and front passenger can manage all infotainment functions and the basic vehicle configuration via the 10.1-inch touchscreen, using proximity sensors and gesture control. Gesture control is a completely new feature, and allows occupants to swipe over a playlist from some distance away to browse and play tunes. Attachments for tablets are incorporated in the headrests of the rear seats and the Volkswagen Media Control app enables them to access the radio, media sources and navigation via Wi-Fi.
VW Atlas Based off of the Cross Coupe GTE Concept
Volkswagen first unveiled the Cross Coupe GTE Concept at last year’s North American Auto Show in Detroit. At this time that concept is not planned for production. The vehicle that came out of the Cross Coupe concept is the all-new Atlas 7 passenger SUV. We have several Atlas available if you’d like to know more about them. Contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen for more information.