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Volkswagen Cross Coupé concept for Geneva with PHEV drivetrain

volkswagen-cross-coupe The Volkswagen Cross Coupe is back and headed to the Geneva Motor Show this week, this time with an innovative diesel hybrid drivetrain under the hood. Details are scarce at the moment, but the company says a TDI engine works in conjunction with not one, but two electric motors to propel the vehicle. All told, the combination is good for fuel economy of 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the European cycle, which translates to a staggering 130 miles per gallon. It’s worth remembering, however, that European and domestic testing cycles vary greatly.

Even with the vehicle’s impressive fuel economy, the Cross Coupe has over 300 horsepower on tap and a top speed of 136 mph. We certainly like the sound of that combination. So, is a diesel hybrid from Volkswagen headed to production anytime soon? Hard telling. Odds are we’ll hear more when the Cross Coupe debuts later



Full Pininfarina Cambiano concept 2012

Pininfarina Cambiano concept 2012 Pininfarina-Cambiano 2012 pininfarina-cambiano-concept 2012   Pininfarina Cambiano concept central cell is made from carbon fiber, as are the front and rear support modules which are fixed to the suspension wishbones. The Pininfarina Cambiano is an extended-range electric plug-in driven by 4 electric motors, one at each wheel, of 60kW each. The diesel engine at the front acts as a generator when the batteries are exhausted. Pininfarina Cambiano reaches 275 km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and has a range of more than 200km.

 



Renault, Fiat Pace European Car-Sales Drop as Demand Stalls

Renault, Fiat Pace European Car-Sales Drop as Demand Stalls Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg Shareholders look at a Renault SA Latitude vehicle at the company’s annual general meeting at the Palais des Congres in Paris. Shareholders look at a Renault SA Latitude vehicle at the company’s annual general meeting at the Palais des Congres in Paris. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) — Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault SA, talks about the outlook for Europe car market, pricing and debt financing.

He speaks with Bloomberg Television’s Caroline Connan in the Paris suburb of Boulogne Billancourt. (Source: Bloomberg) Enlarge image Renault, Fiat Pace European Car-Sales Drop as Demand Stalls Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images The Renault Duster vehicle is displayed during the 2012 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, India. The Renault Duster vehicle is displayed during the 2012 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, India. Photographer: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images Renault SA (RNO), Fiat