Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE – Live Images + Video

JAN 13 2015 BY MARK KANE 14

As promised, here we have more live photos of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE – the plug-in hybrid concept car described here.

Quick specifications:

  • 20 miles (32 km) in all-electric mode / 14.1 kWh pack
  • 130 mph (209 km/h) top speed
  • 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds
  • Combined power stands at 355 hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque
  • AWD

On the stage, the car gets a much more vivid blue color.

It was difficult to cram into the exhibition, so there are not many exterior shots:

VW Cross Coupe GTE From NAIAS 2015 Today

VW Cross Coupe GTE – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV front grille

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV front grille – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

InsideEVs "Guy On Scene" Tom Moloughney With His Prey

InsideEVs “Guy On Scene” Tom Moloughney With His Prey

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV charging port

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV charging port – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

European charging inlet and what’s that blue one? Seems like it could be an AC outlet to power external electric devices. Would be cool.

Let’s go inside:

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV interior

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV interior – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV instrument cluster

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV instrument cluster – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Interior

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Interior

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV interior

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV interior – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV doors

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV doors – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV door

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV door – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear seating

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear seating – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear seating

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear seating – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV roof open

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV roof open – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV back seat view

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV back seat view – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear hatch

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV rear hatch – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

And now back outside:

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE PHEV – Image Credit Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Time for videos:

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14 Comments on "Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE – Live Images + Video"

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Mike

20 mile range only?

Rudy Clarke

This would sell like hot cakes if it was available as is today! It’s a no brainer VW, just do it! Oops sorry, that’s Nike.

Mark C

My Websters says a coupe has two doors. I guess that by adding the word “cross” in front of coupe, this makes this two door vehicle definition moot.

The dumbing down of our language gets another booster shot from the friendly folks at VW.

Stuart22

This German thing of calling a 4-door a ‘coupe’ borders upon sacrilege.

Nix

There are so many 4-door “coupes” now that “coupe” has become a meaningless marketing buzz-word. Coupe now simply means a car has a curved roof.

pjwood

I’m sorta confused, too. This one is bigger and rectangular, like the one that houses chickens. I think that is what they meant.

James

Note to VW:

Stop naming vehicles what they’re not:

1) The “Phaeton” died on the vine, people scratched their heads and mocked VW for calling their first luxury car after a 4 seater convertible with a removable soft top! Evidently “Phaeton” is also a Greek mythological character nobody knew about – in the car industry – a Phaeton is a Phaeton.

2)”Eos” Another Greek mythological character and another big flop saleswise for VW.

3) The Cross Coupe GTE is not a coupe! What is up with Volkswagen?! And GTE is a phone company.

This giant crossover is ugly as sin, I am sorry…but don’t kill the messenger. At first, I thought it was just Teutonic straight-edge, boring VW-typical styling, but then I took another look and the vehicle is just drop-dead homely.

4)It is capacious, I give it that. Many Americans would buy this if the price was under $50,000 just for the interior volume.

Warren M

The dash is pretty high tech. How can a 14kWh battery not yield at least 35 miles!

Stuart22

Possibly, but it has a 1950’s look to it too.

Scramjett

Two possibilities:

1) They are under-promising so that no one is disappointed or jeering when the official numbers come out…

2) They took the Volt approach of using a limited SOC range to preserve battery life.

I think the latter is more likely.

CounterStrike Cat

Anti-aerodynamic front, high rolling resistance truck tires.

MrEnergyCzar

Battery might not be liquid cooled so they have to be ultra conservative with battery usage….

Someone

Well, at least it’s not the ugliest car on the show. The outside is… acceptable but the interior looks very interesting. Performance is underwhelming though, only 32 km electric range? Why even bother with the plug?

Nix

32Km is just about right for the European market where gas car exclusion zones in large city centers are becoming more and more common. This amount of range allows you to drive on gas on the “M” roads or autobahn etc until you reach the city center, and then run on electricity on city streets.