Friday, January 15, 2010

Volkswagen New Compact Coupe

Presented at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show, the Volkswagen New Compact Coupe is a concept car that features an efficient hybrid drivetrain with a 7-speed DSG and a well-proportioned design with similarities with the Audi model line-up.
Volkswagen’s New Compact Coupe is said to have class-leading dynamics, achieves 45 mpg.
The new hybrid-powered compact coupe concept car has a top speed of 141mph and accelerates to 60 in 8.1 seconds.
Looking quite a bit like a mini-A5, one wonders if VW is again stepping on Audi’s toes with this concept.
The similarities to currently available Audi products can be seen in more than one spot and from more than one angle.
Audi/VW could be guilty of a simple case of quasi-self flattering, but–very likely–Audi execs find it to be disconcerting. Cannibalism or not, at first glance, it’s pleasing to the eye.
The compact coupe has a solid stance, handsome profile, appropriate proportions, and very well resolved surfacing.
All this encapsulates a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain mated to a 7-speed DSG… and its driver will be quite comfortable in what appears to be a well laid out, cleanly detailed, and nicely appointed interior.
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