Volkswagen has unveiled the Cross Coupe GTE concept, ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Designed to preview an upcoming crossover for North America, the Cross Coupe GTE has an aggressive front fascia with an aluminum grille and LED headlights. The concept also has muscular fenders, gloss black accents and strong character lines. We can also see a sloping roofline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and 22-inch aluminum wheels.

The five-seat interior is a little plain but comes nicely equipped with semi-aniline Nappa leather seats, gloss black trim and aluminum accents. There's a digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen climate control system and an infotainment system with a 10.1-inch display.

Power is provided by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 3.6-liter V6 engine, two electric motors and a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the concept to produce a combined maximum output of 355 bhp (264 kW) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. In terms of performance, the all-wheel drive model can accelerates from 0-60 mph in six seconds, return 70 MPGe and travel up to 20 miles (32 km) on electricity alone.

While the Cross Coupe GTE is only a concept, Volkswagen confirmed the production model will have seven seats and be built at their Chattanooga, Tennessee plant by the end of 2016.

Check out the press release for additional information


Gallery: Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept unveiled

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