Volkswagen is sounding pretty serious about building the off-road capable crossover it calls the Cross Coupe.
For the Geneva Motor Show, it will unveil a 2-liter clean diesel plug-in hybrid concept of the car. It follows on the heels of the plug-in hybrid it showed at the Tokyo Motor Show in December.
It's quick. The Cross Coupe hops from zero to 60 miles an hour in 6.5 seconds, plus it has the torque of a diesel engine for even more acceleration whiplash.
The Cross Coupe is designed to go 28 miles at nearly 75 miles per hourin pure electric mode, before the diesel engine takes over. Though it is all wheel drive, only thye rear wheel drive is engaged in electric mode. The electric power comes from eight lithium-ion batteries.