|Volkswagen recently brought forth its VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE Concept car and new range of MPVs for the Geneva Motor Show. The VW MPV line-up for the Geneva show included the 2015 Touran, Sharan and Passat Alltrack.|
The highlight for the Geneva show was the Sport Coupé Concept GTE; the four-door, four-seat futuristic car from VW. The Sport Coupe Concept GTE takes up a progressive design in the style of an exclusive sports car. Featuring an innovative plug-in hybrid drive, powered by a V6 TSI engine and two electric motors, the Sport Coupe Concept gives up 380 PS and consumes just 2.0 liters per 100 km.
VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE is main highlight at Geneva Motor show
The overall impression that is avant-garde is expressed in the design of the front end in particular. Here, the radiator grille, headlights and VW badge merge into a single unit. The roofline extends like a flattened curve from the A-pillar, that is set far back and results in a very long bonnet, and into the rear body. Despite these fascinating proportions, the four-door Sport Coupé offers more-than-enough headroom at all seats, and also has a 480-liter boot. The interior sets standards as well, and it enthuses with its clean design, ergonomic perfection and interactive interfaces between human and machine.
In the new edition of the Touran, the most successful MPV with 1.9 million units sold is getting a successor. The third generation Touran impresses with a contemporary and sporty look, yet it offers considerably more space and has a very versatile interior. A luggage compartment volume of up to 1980 liters, six new economical engine choices and a line-up of assistance systems, which are pioneering in its class, make the Touran a perfect driving companion. The infotainment area also takes a high priority. A total of five radio and radio-navigation units are available for the upgraded Touran, and it is possible to integrate smartphones via “App Connect” according to the type of mobile device.
Another vehicle that was technically updated is the large family MPV, the Sharan. Many new convenience and assistance systems, as well as a broad range of infotainment systems, position the Sharan as one of the most progressive models in its segment. Also fully upgraded are its petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines. The engines all conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard, and they are up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient.
The Passat Alltrack, like its predecessor and based on the similar variant, features rugged bumpers and side sill mouldings, permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a special off-road driving program, a modified chassis and numerous driver assistance systems. It is considered an all-round vehicle with all-wheel drive that offers exemplary off-road properties and cruising comfort.