A Review of The Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI

With each vehicle that rolls out of the production line, a lot of focus is placed on the fuel economy techniques that have been instituted in the vehicle. Volkswagen has been seen as a vehicle manufacturer that does not differ in any way to the norm, and this can be clearly seen in the hybrid vehicle that they have in their line, the VW Cross Coupe TDI, a vehicle that comes in a build a power train that is merged, ensuring that the vehicle is targeted towards the green revolution, and making the world better.

The concept of the vehicle that was showcased at the 2012 Geneva Motor show is not new in any way as a similar concept had been showcased at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The main difference that is seen in this vehicle is that it comes in an efficient diesel engine and a cross over electric motor.

The Cross Concept showcased in Geneva also comes in VW's MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) Chassis, a technology owned by VW. The exterior of the vehicle comes in a design that shows the true build of the VW Cross Coupe TDI, a design that has 5 doors and with sharply sloped angles on the vehicle.

The powertrain of the vehicle comes from two electric motors and a diesel turbocharged engine that kicks in when the electric power is depleted. The vehicle comes in a 7 speed dual clutch transmission system. One of the motors of the vehicle is attached to the front wheels. This gives the motor the function of either propelling the vehicle or even charging the vehicle's electric powertrain. The motor produces about 133 lb / ft of torque.

The other motor is located at the rear wheels producing about 199 lb / ft torque and is what is mainly used to power the vehicle. The transmission mode of the vehicle in the rear vehicle can come from the diesel engine or even from the electric motor. This can be via a 9.8 KWh lithium-ion battery installed in the vehicle or the 2.o liter diesel engine. The combined powertrain modes from the rear and front wheels produce about 295 lb / ft of torque, ad this is achieved through the MQB technology.

The vehicle comes in different driving modes such as Sport, Cross Coupe, a mode that produces maximum efficiency, an off-road mode, an E mode and a Charging mode. According to the VW, the Vehicle can clock a 0-60 mph at 6.5 seconds

There are several different driving modes for the Cross Coupe: City (for maximum efficiency), Sport, Off-Road, E-mode, and Charging. If the lithium-ion battery is charged, E-mode allows the crossover to drive for 28 miles and up to 75 mph on electrical power alone using the rear motor. (The diesel engine and front electric motor are disconnected from the drive axles.) In Sport mode, the diesel engine and both electric motors provide 516 lb-ft and all-wheel-drive, allowing the Cross Coupe to hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds . A full tan of the vehicle that holds about 14.5 gallons is expected to drive about 800 miles, an amazing feat as this is combined with charging the batteries. A release date of the Cross Coupe has not yet been set yet, although this is expected to be really soon, especially after the showcasing of the vehicle.



Source by Shanon Winters