The Cross Coupé GTE study, first shown in Detroit in 2015, started the countdown for the final development phase of the Atlas – a seven-seater mid-size SUV built at Volkswagen’s US plant in Chattanooga and launched in the USA in 2016. At the same time, the Cross Coupé GTE showed how a five-seater coupé version of the Atlas might look. This is an SUV with a 265 kW / 360 PS plug-in hybrid powertrain and four-wheel drive. The abbreviation “GTE” is used to designate models with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It offers the long-distance comfort and dynamics of a Gran Turismo at the same time as allowing zero-emission operation thanks to an electric motor or motors and a battery which can be charged by an external power source.
Cross Coupé GTE concept car
North American International Auto Show in Detroit: World premiere of the Cross Coupé GTEAt the start of every new year, automotive experts come together at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. This year, Volkswagen's presentation is focusing on the striking Cross Coupé GTE. With the world premiere of the five-seater SUV concept car, the carmaker from Wolfsburg is offering a further preview of the latest SUV model series that is fitted with a sporty and economical V6 plug-in hybrid drive for the first time.
SUV world premiere – the new Cross Coupé GTE North American International Auto ShowGerman design and engineering merge with the American way of life The Cross Coupé GTE offers a preview of a new Volkswagen SUV series