Company 2018-2019 Volkswagen widely known far beyond the borders of their homeland – Germany. Its machines are in great demand. They are valued for their high quality, reliability, excellent technical characteristics, refined design.
All this imposes on the manufacturer a certain weight of responsibility. By setting a certain level to fall below it, he has absolutely no rights. Such oversight is fraught with very serious consequences. It is possible to create a positive image for many years, and to lose – releasing only one single unsuccessful model.
But as long as these sins were not observed for the manufacturer. All the latest news hit not only the latest technology, but also a very attractive appearance. One of the most beautiful cars in the line of the company can be called 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat CC. For the first time such a modification Passat appeared not so long ago, but now introduces a new concept, which we clearly hints at the output of the second generation of CC.
It is in the framework of the international motor show in Geneva, which was held in early March of this year, 2018-2019 Volkswagen presented to the public four-door coupe called the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE. Positioned as the new product is a prototype, but judging by it, the car is almost completely ready for mass production. There were, in fact, little things.
Since it is such a new Passat CC, is a detailed study of the concept from all angles. In our review, we will address the question of exterior design, will study the internal decoration of the prototype, and discuss specifications, which relies instance presented in Geneva.
Exterior 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE
Manufacturer immediately said that drastic changes with respect to the prototype to the production version will not. That is, the concept is almost the final design of the machine. 2018-2019 Volkswagen wanted to get away from the original Passat, making the SS version of a more independent and original. Based on the concept, they succeeded.
The front part is decorated with huge false radiator grille with horizontal chrome a variety of jumpers. Bumper contrary, supplemented by a small slot grille, but on the edges there is a large section of the air intakes. It is likely that in the future there will install fog lights. Parent optics literally flows from the radiator grille trim, creating a single whole composition. Narrowed lights completely consist of LEDs, and are divided into head-lights and daytime running lights. This successfully concludes the long hood with original edges and small ventilation slots almost at the very windshield.
On the side we see a slightly bloated wheel arches, chrome trims on the lower door base narrowed sports door mirrors, as well as triple glazing, the most compact of the glass at the same time located at the rear of the rack. The current Passat CC such a solution is not provided.
The rear part is clearly removed from the original Passat, because the body is more like liftbek. A small spoiler on the trunk lid, lean sports bumper, trapezoidal exhaust tips. This is somewhat reminiscent of the Audi A7 car Sportbek. Architecture rear have largely similar. Not surprisingly, Audi is also part of the automaker 2018-2019 Volkswagen.
It is noteworthy that the manufacturer has even voiced dimensions 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which meet not so often in the framework of the presentation of prototypes. This gives an extra reason to say that the new SS will like this, but this concept is a pre-production version of the car soon.
One way or another, but the machine is characterized by the following figures:
- length – 4869 mm;
- width – 1864 mm;
- height – 1407 mm;
- wheelbase – 3020 mm.
As expected, the new product is built on the MQB platform.
Interior 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE
But the interior is a lot of questions. Although, if it is present in this interior design as part of the production version already, it will be a real shock and a breakthrough at the same time. Although the likelihood of this scenario is low.
Anyway, we have a stylish three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, flattened a little from the bottom. Behind him is a digital instrument panel with two large radii of the speedometer and tachometer, as well as a large on-board computer display between them.
The central tunnel is supplemented handle transmission, a pair of cup holders and regulators. The center console offers us only a great multimedia complex. No other controls we did not observe. Expect such as standard modification hardly worth it. However, if all systems can be controlled using the touch screen, it would be quite an achievement on the part of the manufacturer. No one has tried this approach does not.
All that we see, definitely falls under the foundations of one of the areas of the interior style – minimalism. But due to this has been achieved an enormous space in all directions. Front seats at the highest level, and back sofa offers comfort and coziness at once three passengers. Create additional visual space inside the machine will help large panoramic roof.
Options and prices 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE
Talking about the cost of the car, which is presented only as a concept, it does not make any sense.
If the new generation Passat CC will be exactly the way we see it as part of the concept, it is unlikely the manufacturer will keep the price tags on the level of the current vehicle generation.
For reference, today manages in the sum of 1.2 million rubles in the Russian SS sample of the model year. On a manned configuration price will start from 2.1 million rubles and more. A wide range of optional equipment allows you to add two million a few tens of thousands of rubles, and even more.
Let’s see how the value would be removed on the new car. If prices remain at the level of 2-2.5 million rubles, it will be a real joy for fans of the model.
As for the configuration, here, as in the case with the cost, you can only speculate. Obviously, the car will be equipped with all sorts of security systems, electronic assistants and many others. Well, the list such obvious chips as the climate control, power accessories or leather upholstery, does not make much sense. This is so understandable and expected elements of any modern car.
Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE
If we talk about the technical details, here we are dealing not only with the MQB platform familiar, but it is expected the hybrid engine.
2018-2019 Volkswagen – a company that understands the essence of what is happening and is in one step with the times, sometimes even ahead of him. Because to see under the hood of the concept hybrid propulsion system, rather than a traditional internal combustion engine, many expected.
Anyway, no one really knew of what it will be a hybrid. It includes a 3.0-liter gasoline engine with turbocharging, and two electric motors disposed on the rear axle. They feed on a set of lithium-ion batteries. During the operation of the whole complex of the power unit is also responsible familiar dedicated six robotic gearbox DSG, equipped with two clutches.
The power that is generated by the internal combustion engine and two electric motors is 380 horsepower. With their help, the car can accelerate from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.2 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically collar to 250 kilometers per hour, so that the true potential of the car in the plan until you can find the speed.
Due to the traction motors, the car can travel more than 50 kilometers. Depending on the speed, the rate may vary. Of course, the maximum speed is also limited by the electric. In what kind of a mark – it is unknown. It is expected that around 140 kilometers per hour.
In this most surprising – an indicator of fuel consumption. Yes, often claimed by the manufacturer for testing indicators listed under ideal conditions. They are, as you know, even in the most developed countries is not so much in terms of construction of trails. Anyway, the company 2018-2019 Volkswagen claim that their hybrid 2018-2019 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE requires only 2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle. That is, consumption on the highway can make even less than 1.5 liters per hundred kilometers.
Expect an exact repetition of the concept, but as standard – too recklessly. It was too much futuristic solutions in the prior art. Although, if you remove them, especially strongly we will not lose. For example, leaving a more conventional multimedia complex, set next to it a few blocks of mechanical buttons, and all, the car looks more than acceptable for the present public.
Anyway, then, they are concepts that show the possibilities and future prospects. Given the proposed changes, which will appear in the production version of the Passat CC second generation, still in front of us is a modern car with a very elegant design of the body, it is not customary for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen saloon, as well as the immediate future technologies in the engine compartment.
It will be interesting to find out in the end, what would be the car after improvements and bring to a condition suitable to run on the conveyor. Wait is relatively small. According to the manufacturer, the second generation of the SS, we will see in the next year. But the amendment that in mind the objective circumstances, the model output may be delayed until 2017.
This is an educated decision on the part of the manufacturer. After all pre-specified news release dates several wrong. Then the company has two options – to delay the release and to break his word, which negatively affects the image or accelerate the process of creating a machine that has a negative effect on quality. As you can see, none of the options for a major car manufacturer can not be called acceptable.