Volkswagen's six seater SUV concept, the CrossBlue has debuted in the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Designed specifically for the North American and Canadian market, the CrossBlue concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain coupled to a DSG transmission putting power down to the road through an electric all-wheel drive system. The 4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbodiesel along with the twin electric motors makes 305PS of power and 700Nm of torque. 0-100kmph will be dispatched in seven seconds and Volkswagen says that the CrossBlue will deliver fuel efficiency of approximately 50kmpl. In just electric mode, the crossover will cover a distance of 23km at a top speed of 121kmph.
If and when this MQB Modular Transverse Matrix components built CrossBlue makes it into production, it will be slotted above the Tiguan and below the Touareg.