Volkswagen CrossBlue

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Volkswagen CrossBlue
Cross Blue.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerVolkswagen
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformVW Group MQB platform[1][2]
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L I4 BiTDI
Dimensions
Wheelbase117.323 in (2,980 mm)
Length196.34 in (4,987 mm)
Width79.33 in (2,015 mm)
Height68.23 in (1,733 mm)

The Volkswagen CrossBlue is a concept diesel plug-in-hybrid mid size crossover SUV, intended to sit in the range of SUVs by Volkswagen, below the Volkswagen Touareg. The concept version of the car has six seats, but the production version that will be based on it will have a traditional seven seat layout.[3]

It is meant to replace the slow selling minivan, the Volkswagen Routan[4], and is intended to be sold exclusively in the American and Canadian markets. However, Volkswagen of Australia is currently trying to convince Volkswagen executives to have the concept appear in Australian Auto Shows.[3]

In the American and Canadian markets, its targeted competitors are the Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot. On July 14, 2014, Volkswagen announced that the CrossBlue will be built at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. [5]

The production version was announced with the name Atlas or Teramont for those manufactured in the USA and Chinese markets for those manufactured in China. Atlas will feature transverse mounted engines of four cylinders or Volkswagens narrow angle V6.[6][7][8]

CrossBlue Coupé Concept[edit]

VW Cross Blue Coupé concept at Auto Shanghai 2013

At the September 2013 Auto Shanghai, Volkswagen revealed a different, sportier version of the car, named Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.caranddriver.com/news/volkswagen-crossblue-concept-photos-and-info-news
  2. ^ http://www.motor1.com/news/43848/volkswagen-crossblue-production-version-confirmed-for-2016
  3. ^ a b "Volkswagen Australia Will Push For Seven-seat CrossBlue SUV".
  4. ^ "VW axes Routan van, mulls 7-passenger SUV replacement". USA Today. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  5. ^ "VW announces Chattanooga-made SUV, and 2,000 new jobs".
  6. ^ http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2018-volkswagen-atlas-photos-and-info-news
  7. ^ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-volkswagen-atlas-first-look/
  8. ^ http://www.driversmagazine.com/volkswagen-teramont-suv-for-china-is-similar-to-atlas-suv/
  9. ^ "Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept".

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