Volkswagen presents new car line-up for 2015
Volkswagen has unveiled its four-door sport coupé concept GTE alongside the new Touran, providing a view of the brand's progressive design language.
Volkswagen's signature radiator grille, headlights and badge merge to form a completely new front end for the new sport coupé concept GTE. The overall impression of the high-tech concept car is finished by 21-inch five-spoke wheels and integrated air exhaust openings in the front wings, doors and bonnet.
In addition to the exterior, the GTE concept also sets new standards with its interior. It features a clear design, while new interactive interfaces between human and machine create an avant-garde atmosphere in the cabin.
Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen brand board member for development, said: "This concept car is a breathtakingly dynamic coupé, destined to set standards in this class. Thanks to the design in the style of an exclusive sports car combined with the added functionality of a large boot lid, we see an impressive alternative to the classic saloons of the B and C segments in this four-seater."
Thanks to it V6 TSI engine, the 279kW, 379bhp plug-in hybrid delivers the long-distance properties of a Grand Tourismo while emitting zero-emissions. This is made possible by the deployment of two electric motors and an externally chargeable battery.
Meanwhile, the third generation of the compact MPV Touran features a significantly enlarged multivariable interior. Alongside six new engines, which are up to 19 per cent more economical than their predecessors, the Touran is a pioneer in the field of infotainment systems.
In addition to the automatic post-collision braking system fitted as standard, the Touran also comes equipped with adaptive cruise control, city emergency brake, traffic jam assist and trailer assist. Its 743 to 1,980-litre luggage space, coupled with 47 storage compartments, makes the Touran an ideal family MPV.