The latter will be making its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show , where it will showcase a completely different powertrain from the first concept we saw in Tokyo last November.
Aesthetically, the two car’s look like mirror images from each other with the only exception being the two-tone red and silver color scheme of the Cross Coupe TDI Plug-In Hybrid Concept. What distinguishes this model from its Tokyo counterpart lies in its mechanical specifications. Whereas the Cross Coupe came with a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid system - three power sources! - the Geneva-bound Cross Coupe TDI Plug-In Hybrid is powered by two electric motors and a more frugal turbodiesel four-cylinder unit with direct injection.
Those two electric motors are situated on opposite ends of the vehicle and together with the four-cylinder engine, the powertrain is capable of producing 301 horsepower with a top speed of 137 mph. Those numbers are an improvement from the Cross Coupe’s 262-horsepower output and 125-mph top speed.
There’s a good chance that Volkswagen is still keeping more information on the Cross Coupe TDI Plug-In Hybrid Concept close to its chest. In the event where that’s the case, expect more details to be released when the crossover makes its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.