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Monday, April 18, 2016

Volkswagen releases teaser for new concept SUV


Posted by Venkat Desirazu


 Volkswagen has released a set of teaser images for a new concept SUV that it will unveil at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. Dubbed the most advanced SUV by VW, This new vehicle is expected to be a premium offering and gives us an idea of the direction in which the automaker is taking its future lineup.

The shadowy images reveal an SUV silhouette but with all the familiar VW design elements like the grille, headlights and C-shaped LED DRLs. We can also see indicators on the ORVMs and heavily flared wheel arches. Reports suggest that this is a near production version as the tail lamps are standard fitments found on other VW models.

The tail lamps are unique and are made up of OLEDs that can light up in a unique pattern. There are no images of the cabin but VW indicates that this car will get the active info display and possibly autonomous driving options.


It is expected to be a plug-in hybrid model whose combined output will be 376bhp and around 699Nm of torque, though the company has not specified the capacity of ICE and electric motor. The hybrid duo will have a fuel efficiency of 27kmpl while pure electric range is expected to be 50km. Other numbers available indicate a 0-100kmph time of six seconds and a top speed of around 233kmph.