Volkswagen is moving far beyond the Bug. The company is moving into the future with an emphasis on progressive design that is guaranteed to thrill car enthusiasts.
We first saw evidence of Volkswagen’s new direction at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with the unveiling of the GTI Roadster concept. Their latest iteration is the Volkswagen GTE Coupé Concept that will debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, heralding a new and progressive Volkswagen design language.
“This breathtakingly dynamic coupé is unlike any other to appear in this class,” said Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development. “It has the style of a sport coupé that is enriched by the functionality of a large hatchback and the interior space of a sedan.”
The GTE coupe features a clean design, matchless ergonomics, and new interactive interfaces between human and machine – including the use of the driver’s biometric data and a new Active Info Display that has a 3D appearance.
Under the skin, the car is also very innovative. The 374-horsepower GTE fastback engine delivers the long-distance properties of a Gran Turismo while simultaneously enabling zero-emission driving, thanks to its two electric motors and externally chargeable battery. The concept car has a top speed of 155 mph and has an impressive EC average combined fuel consumption of 118 mpg.