Volkswagen's new SUV: the CrossBlue - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Volkswagen's new SUV: the CrossBlue

Posted: Updated:

DETROIT (WRCB) -- Volkswagen introduced their newest midsize SUV Monday in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.

Named the CrossBlue, the concept car adds a third SUV the Volkswagen's line.

The CrossBlue, which is to have seating for seven occupants, features a unique hybrid configuration of turbo-diesel and E-motors powered by both plug-in and motion recharging.

Fuel economy is expected to be 89 MPGe, with the 'e' being a relatively new EPA standard for hybrid vehicles with a full battery charge and combined highway and city cycles.

With the flip of a switch, the driver can toggle between several different modes for four-wheel drive, front wheel drive and a choice of power options, which would affect mileage and emissions for the vehicle.

Officials from Hamilton County went to Detroit to lobby for the vehicle to be built in Chattanooga alongside the current Volkswagen Passat, according to our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


  • NewsMore>>

  • Warm, humid, stray shower today. Pleasant tomorrow.

    Warm, humid, stray shower today. Pleasant tomorrow.

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:26:42 GMT
    (WRCB) - Good Tuesday. Today will be a little warmer and more humid than yesterday. Highs will reach the mid 80s, the air will be a little muggy, and we may see a stray shower or two this afternoon/evening.It is all ahead of a cold front that will sweep through tonight. It will start to bring in cooler, drier weather for Wednesday and Thursday.More
    (WRCB) - Good Tuesday. Today will be a little warmer and more humid than yesterday. Highs will reach the mid 80s, the air will be a little muggy, and we may see a stray shower or two this afternoon/evening.It is all ahead of a cold front that will sweep through tonight. It will start to bring in cooler, drier weather for Wednesday and Thursday.
    More
  • Mother speaks out about suicide prevention

    Mother speaks out about suicide prevention

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:14:29 GMT
    One mother is speaking out after she almost lost her son in a suicide attempt just four weeks ago. More
    One mother is speaking out after she almost lost her son in a suicide attempt just four weeks ago. More
  • Bradley Co. Commission votes to adopt new codes

    Bradley Co. Commission votes to adopt new codes

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:10:20 GMT
    Law required cities and counties to have codes within seven years of the current standard which is 2015. In Bradley County, code goes back to 2006 and commissioners noticed time was running out to update them or face being mandated by the state.More
    Law required cities and counties to have codes within seven years of the current standard which is 2015. In Bradley County, code goes back to 2006 and commissioners noticed time was running out to update them or face being mandated by the state.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.