Obviously not. A week ago VW provided for us our first look at another show auto for the Swiss car expo, and here it is in full: the Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE. Set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show not long from now, the Sport Coupé is imagined as a successor to the current CC, however past seeing a particular model, this idea showcases another outline dialect that is set to portray all new VWs to come. Furthermore in light of how great it looks from the pictures in the slideshow over, that could end up being something to be thankful for to be sure.
The idea strikes us as the sleekest emphasis yet of the organization’s adaptable MQB building design that as of now supports vehicles as little as the Golf and as substantial as the new Škoda Superb. It’s bigger than the current CC in every measurement except stature, and pushes the wheels farther on a more drawn out wheelbase. Also with a liftgate at the again rather than a trunk, it strikes a structure more like the Audi A7 than the Passat-based CC.
Likewise with later past ideas, VW has taken the chance to showcase its cross breed powertrain advances, fitting the Sport Coupé with a module crossover framework that couples a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 to a couple of electric engines and a six-pace double grasp transmission. The interior burning motor drives 295 torque and 369 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, while an electric engine incorporated into the gearbox contributes an alternate 54 hp and a second one kicks in 114 hp at the back.
Squeezed by a lithium-particle battery housed in the inside passage and offering all-wheel footing, the joined yield of 374 hp is said to be fit for moving the idea to 62 miles every hour in five seconds level and on to a top pace of 155 mph. It can go for 32 miles on electric power alone and on to a general scope of 745 miles, netting what might as well be called 118 miles every gallon on the European cycle.
Inside, the four-seat lodge is weighed down with advanced presentations: there’s a 12.3-inch unit – ruled by the speedo and force meter – set up of a customary instrument group. The inside stack consolidates a 10.1-inch infotainment showcase, and the back seat travelers have entry to an alternate 12.3-inch show at the again of the focal point comfort and an alternate pair of 10.1-inch shows in the seatbacks. The route framework will even interface with a smartwatch to focus the driver’s mind-set in selecting which course to take.
We’re anticipating looking at the Sport Coupé Concept GTE in Geneva, yet meanwhile you can dive into all the delicious points of interest in the press discharge underneath.
SPORT COUPÉ CONCEPT GTE MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE GENEVA AUTO SHOW
Four-entryway car imprints start of another outline time at Volkswagen
Wolfsburg/Geneva, March 2015 -Volkswagen will make a big appearance the Sport Coupé Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, proclaiming another and dynamic Volkswagen plan dialect. “Development and transformation meet up in the Sport Coupé Concept GTE. This idea is in light of Volkswagen configuration DNA, which has been noticeably honed considerably more. It indicates how the most elevated volume brand of our Group is molding the quick future,” says Walter de Silva, Head of Design of Volkswagen AG.
Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, explains: “This amazingly changing roadster is dissimilar to some other to show up in this class. The configuration of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE is a great option to the excellent vehicles of the B and C fragments it has the style of a game roadster that is enhanced by the usefulness of an expansive hatchback and the inner part space of a car.” Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand, includes: “The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is an alternate point of reference of expressive outline. With this idea auto, Volkswagen is demonstrating another model’s outline, as well as introductory looks of another configuration time.”
The inner part of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE is as imaginative as its outside. It emphasizes amazingly clean outline, inimitable ergonomics and new intelligent interfaces in the middle of human and machine-including the utilization of the driver’s biometric information and another Active Info Display that has a 3D appearance. The upshot is a vanguard inside feeling that is in complete congruity with its expressive outside configuration.
Under the skin, the auto is additionally extremely imaginative. The GTE assignment guarantees a module cross breed commute framework and that is the thing that this idea conveys. Volkswagen’s normal GTE models can be determined give or take 32 miles altogether electric mode but then they can cover long separations with certainty. GTE adaptations are possible in all vehicle classes, as exhibited with the Cross Coupe GTE SUV idea vehicle that was indicated at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Sport Coupé Concept GTE adds another aspect to its GTE rationality. The 374-torque (279 kW) GTE fastback conveys the long-separate properties of a Gran Turismo while at the same time empowering zero-discharge driving, on account of its two electric engines and remotely chargeable battery. The idea auto has a top pace of 155 mph and has a noteworthy EC normal joined fuel utilization of 118 mpg.
Volkswagen separates between the B, C and D sections in the moderate size and premium classes. The most recent Passat, for instance, is setting measures in the high-volume area of the B section; the Volkswagen CC is situated in the upper B portion; and the Phaeton, as a premium vehicle, is in the D fragment. The Sport Coupé Concept is breaking out of its present fragment and into the C portion. Klaus Bischoff: “Inside, the Sport Coupé Concept GTE is an auto that we position over today’s Volkswagen CC. We are advancing this portion with a premium outline which is as selective as it is dynamic, and which throws the term vanguard in another light.”
The idea auto is supported again by Volkswagen’s particular transverse network (MQB), which takes into account awesome bundling and extents. The most critical measurement for the configuration of an auto is the proportion of the outside length to the wheelbase. The idea auto is 191.7 inches in length with an extraordinarily long wheelbase of 118.9 inches, making an inner part that is 73.7 inches in length, and also short body overhangs: 35.8 inches at the front and 44.1 inches at the back. Its low tallness (55.4 inches), amazing width (73.4 inches) and substantial 21-inch wheels give the auto a stupendous stance. Yet, due to the MQB bundling, the Sport Coupé Concept GTE additionally offers brilliant front and back headroom and a 17.0 cubic foot trunk.
Front end. The radiator grille, headlights and VW identification fuse into a totally new understanding of the Volkswagen front end. The planners particularly underscored three-dimensionality. Towards its external edges, the radiator grille fringes the LED double headlights that are confined by an aluminum radiator grille crosspiece, whose finishes take an upward turn, in the same way as the winglets of a current plane. This shape is rehashed on the outside and in the inner part, running as a repeating pattern all through the vehicle’s configuration.
The highest radiator grille crosspiece outlines the internal LED modules (high shafts and Daytime Running Lights); the second crosspiece wraps around the external LED modules (low bars and DRLs). The winglets additionally work as DRLs because of incorporated groups of LEDs and as turn flags by rotating the LED shading at the top closures of the groups. The Sport Coupé Concept GTE’s DRL mark is finished by the C-formed LEDs organized around the lower air admissions (a distinguishing normal for electric and module mixture models from Volkswagen).
Underneath the two upper radiator grille crosspieces, there are four extra bars. Every trim piece is narrower than the one above it, and together they structure a wide “V” that is confined by body-shaded zone of the guard.
Shape. The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is a car with four entryways and a hatchback. This methodology prompted an outline that underlines since a long time ago, augmented lines, a low general stature and an athletic body structure. The auto’s profile is uncompromised: the roofline accept the state of a smoothed bend reaching out from the A-column set far once again for a long hood-to the back body. The amazingly low-set C-column, which grows flawlessly from the roofline, commands the back end of the auto. Air vents in the front bumpers and hood have chrome components that copy the elaborate subject of the winglets around the headlights.
The exactness of the auto’s outline is represented by two components of the auto’s form. In the first place, the lower window line, which looks as if it were cut into the body, is proceeded as a sharp edge into the front bumpers. Second, the character line that runs underneath the window ledge is the most essential line on the vehicle. At the back, it is outlined as what is known as an undercut. Here, the character line is attracted marginally outward to accentuate the solid shoulder area and create a light-refracting edge. This undercut decreases bit by bit as it runs towards the front of the auto, where the character line stretches out into the front wheelarch.
Back area. The roofline, including the C-columns, moves specifically into the vertical surface of the back segment, much the same as an established games car’s. The back spoiler outwardly stretches the auto; along the side, the spoiler’s lower edge is proceeded over the taillights and specifically into the character line. The top segment has a great deal of tumblehome from front to back, making space for a husky shoulder area, which thus moves into the compellingly flared wheelarches.
Like the headlights, the LED taillights are intended to have a 3D appearance, with a light signature that chimps the winglets at the front. On every side of the vehicle, the essential lighting unit com.
Body / wheels
4-door and 4-seat coupé
Length / width / height
191.7 in / 73.4 in / 55.4 in
17.0 cu ft
Wheels / tires
9.5 J x 21-in, ET45 / 265/30 R21
All-wheel drive with “electric driveshaft”
3.0 V6 TSI (turbocharged, direct-injection)
220 kW / 295 hp / 369 lb-ft
Electric motors, front and rear
54 hp/ 162 lb-ft and 114 hp / 199 lb-ft
279 kW / 374 hp
6-speed DSG (DQ400E)
Battery energy capacity
Performance / fuel economy data
Top speed, hybrid
Fuel consumption (NEDC, combined)
CO2 emissions (NEDC, combined)
> 32 miles
> 745 miles