Volkswagen Shows Off Geneva-Bound Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

FEB 28 2015 BY MARK KANE 1

Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

Volkswagen will present at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show a concept four-door coupé, a vehicle which is probably more a design exercise than an indication of a new plug-in production model, though maybe VW will prove us wrong.

The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is a plug-in hybrid with a TSI engine and two electric motors for AWD capability.

There are not much details for now, but the sketches sure do look sweet.

Key facts about the Sport Coupé Concept GTE:

1. The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is the champion of a new progressive Volkswagen design language.
2. Concept combines exclusive sports car design with four-door body concept and large boot lid.
3. Sport Coupé Concept GTE utilises a plug-in hybrid drive (TSI plus two electric motors)
4. Innovative all-wheel drive via electric propshaft.”

Walter de Silva, Head of Design of Volkswagen AG stated:

“Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupé Concept GTE. This concept is based on Volkswagen design DNA, which has been visibly sharpened even more. It shows how fascinating the highest-volume brand of our Group is shaping the immediate future.”

Dr Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, explains:

“This concept car is a breathtakingly dynamic coupé unlike any other to appear in this class. In the design of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE – that is, in the style of an exclusive sports car that is enriched by the added functionality of a large boot lid and the interior space of a four-seater – we see an impressive alternative to the classic saloons of the B and C segments.”

Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand, adds this:

“The Sport Coupé Concept GTE is another milestone of expressive design. Unmistakably reinvented, from the first to the last stroke. A stylistic compass. In this concept car, Volkswagen is not only presenting the new design of a new model, but also initial glimpses of a new design era.”

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So let me get this straight… this is an updated Passat CC with Golf GTE/A3 eTron PHEV drivetrain and one additional motor on the rear axle. Is that about it?