UPDATE: Volkswagen's new Cross Coupe may be built in Chattanooga
By WRCB Staff
Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG Martin Winterkorn shows off the Cross Coupe GTE. Detroit News photo
UPDATE: Volkswagen unveiled on Monday the new Cross Coupe GTE five-seat SUV to be built in Chattanooga at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Production is slated to begin this year; the Cross Coupe is one of two new SUVS the German automaker plans to add to its lineup by 2017. The other is a new Tiguan with a longer wheelbase.
"It is large, it is beautiful and it is pure high-tech. So we believe this concept could be a perfect match for America," Volkswagen AG chairman Martin Winterkorn said in Detroit in announcing the “biggest SUV offensive in our brand's history.”
The Cross Coupe SUV uses a plug-in hybrid system with a maximum output of 355 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system that uses an “electric driveshaft.” The hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 70 MPGe, based on a combination of gas and electric power.
Channel 3 contacted Volkswagen spokesman Scott Wilson, who said a decision on the location for building the new Cross Coupe GTE had not yet been determined.
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