Volkswagen is making it their personal goal to compete with just about every single auto manufacturer in the world, be it from acquiring the Porsche brand or making their own car to compete with someone. The latest rumor afloat in the automotive realm is the BMW X6 Competitor, the Volkswagen Touareg CC.
The information on this new crossover SUV is very scarce, but based on our knowledge, we were able to come up with a rendering of what we think the Touareg CC will look like. One thing that we are fairly certain of is that the Touareg CC will be modeled after the Cross Coupe Concept we saw in Geneva, boasting an aggressive-looking front end with an array of sharp body lines and a stylish chrome grille up front. On the rear, you’ll get exaggerated rear fender wells and arches, semi-oval taillights, and a raked rear hatch. You also get a pair of oval exhaust exits directly under the rear bumper.
Down the side of the Touareg CC, you have a profile that looks more like a coupe, almost like the profile that Nissan gave to the Juke. Unlike the Juke, however, you will have an exposed rear door handle, giving away its status as a 4-door model.
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Under the hood is still a mystery. The Cross Coupe Concept included a complex hybrid system that consisted of a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that pumped out 295 pound-feet of torque, an electric motor for the front wheels that pumped out 133 pound-feet, and another electric motor on the rear that pumped out 199 pound-feet. This combination ran through an 8-speed transmission and got the concept to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds and a fuel economy rating of up to about 55 mpg.
2012 Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept
If this model was set to hit showrooms in the coming months, we would say that this drivetrain is not realistic. However, we anticipate an early-2015 release, so that leaves plenty of research time to make this engine configuration a reality.
That’s about all that we know about the upcoming Touareg redesign, but we will update you as more information becomes available.