Volkswagen To Unveil Luxury Plug-In Hybrid SUV In Beijing

APR 22 2016 BY MARK KANE 16

Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

Volkswagen has announced the unveiling of new plug-in hybrid concept SUV at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

Early numbers suggest it will have up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range and with 376 hp of system power, and will accelerate 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds.

Clearly this is a vehicle designed to battle with BYD’s uber popular Tang model.

  • The concept is one of the most advanced luxury SUVs in the world
  • Concept moves luxury SUV design to a more sporty and elegant level
  • The vehicle further demonstrates Volkswagen’s continued digitilization of the automobile
  • Digital operation and display system enables a completely new level of interactivity
  • Active Info Display and infotainment system merge
  • More than ever, the lounge-style interior and digitized operation are centered on passengers
  • SUV has a plug-in-hybrid powertrain with 376 horsepower total output and 516 pound-feet of torque
  • The fully electric range of the SUV is up to 50 kilometers or 31 miles
  • The predicted NEDC combined fuel consumption is 78 mpg
  • The concept accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds and has a top speed of 139 mph
Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

Volkswagen Beijing Concept SUV

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16 Comments on "Volkswagen To Unveil Luxury Plug-In Hybrid SUV In Beijing"

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If VW unveils one more “concept”, I’m gonna hurl… A brick at my TDi… Make it stop with the PRETEND and start with the ACTUAL! :oP

Wake up VW. Don’t want a plug-in car with ridiculous autonomy, want a 100% electric car.

Hybrids are pollutant and a way embraced by traditional car makers to delay BEVs.

As said a modern hero : “Why run this crazy experiment of changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere and oceans by adding enormous amounts of CO2?… That’s crazy. That’s the dumbest experiment in history, by far.”

Time is not a luxury we can play with anymore!

JOLKSWAGEN…JOKESWAGEN…Just cannot let go the ICE….H0LD The “ICE”………

31 miles of electric range sucks.

I’d be willing to bet money that it won’t even by 31 miles on the EPA cycle.

Volkswagen and all the companies that make up the Volkswagen group have come to epitomize the failures of the past. When I see, hear or read anything from anyone about Volkswagen I can’t help but think of a company with no ethics, no morals and would do anything for money. I want to say, “go hide under a rock because you are irrelevant”.

I loved what John Oliver said about Volkswagen. To paraphrase (regarding emissions cheating):

“Wow, that is the worst thing they’ve every done!” Is what you might say if you didn’t know about World War II!

Here’s the whole segment (rated NSFW)…

VW and Mitsubishi, two companies known for war crimes during WWII, are now involved in cheating scandal. Karma.

The whole dieselgate scandal seems like a modern version showing how the famous Stanley Milgram experiment still holds true:

Ordinary people will do horrible criminal things if an authority or leadership tells them to do those horrible things.

I’ll take it but, how about a 200 hp version.
Something that would actually get good MPG.
And 30 miles of real EPA range.

Learn from TESLA.
You can order Performance, or you can order RANGE.

……will be starting at $75K


LOL … VW certainly knows how to throw you a fit at will.

No worries, the market will punish them if they are wrong, they don’t need you to tell them.

Back to driving my lovely TDI …

I have a Golf GTE with an advertised range of 31 electric miles. I’m lucky to get 15 in normal driving. It can be very quiet on a smooth road, though, but on an average road the tyre roar makes it every bit as noisy as my previous Golf GTD, which would do 70 mpg on a London trip. If only they would do something about those awful, park bench hard seats, it would be great.