2010 North American International Auto Show
World Premiere of the New Compact Coupe
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* = Fuel consumption and CO2 values per NEDC
** = Fuel economy values of US label
Volkswagen World Premiere in Detroit:
New Compact Coupe unites 4.2 l/100 km (45 mpg) with top dynamics
Concept of an entirely new compact coupe emits just 98 g/km CO2,
can go 227 km/h if necessary and accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds
Wolfsburg / Detroit, January 2010. For Volkswagen this marks the
begin ning of an action-packed year, in which more new models will
be introduced than ever before in the company’s history. Number 1
on the spectacular list of new products for calendar year 2010 is a car
based on entirely new concepts and technology, a coupe with a hybrid
drive that is extremely fast and yet futuristic in its fuel economy. It has
sports appeal and sharp styling yet is remarkably elegant - positioned
between the Europe’s bestselling sports car, the Scirocco, and the inter-
na tionally successful CC. Its name: the New Compact Coupe. Site of
its world premiere: Detroit, North American International Auto Show
(January 11 to 24). Combined fuel consumption: 4.2 l/100 km* (45 mpg**)!
CO2 emissions: 98 g/km! Incredible, considering its fuel economy, are
its top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph) and the short 8.6 seconds it needs
for the classic sprint to 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph in 8.1 seconds).
These values were made technically feasible by a high-tech alliance:
a TSI engine (gasoline powered with 110 kW / 150 PS) that is as fuel
effi cient as it is sporty, an electric motor (20 kW / 27 PS) and a 7-speed
Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) − which in the eyes of many car drivers
is the best automatic in the world today. Just over a month after the
debut of the most fuel-efficient four-seater in the world – the Up! Lite
in Los Angeles – this new concept car confirms once again that future
Volkswagen hybrid vehicles will not only focus on fuel economy, but
– similar to pure gasoline and diesel versions of Europe’s most successful
automobile brand – will also aim to be sporty and fun to drive. In the
first half of the year, Volkswagen will launch its first hybrid model on
the market under the VW label – an SUV with full-time all-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, the New Compact Coupe shows, both technically and
visu ally, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel drive hybrid for the
compact class that would be implemented when the time is right.
NAIAS 2010 / New Compact Coupe / VOLKSWAGEN / 02