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Volkswagen’s Two Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Concepts: Detroit Auto Show

At the Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen showed not just one but two concepts with diesel plug-in hybrid powertrains.

VW not only unveiled its CrossBlue Concept for a mid-size seven-passenger crossover, it also showed the CrossCoupe Concept it had premiered last year at the Beijing Auto Show.

Each vehicle uses a diesel-electric powertrain, which in the CrossBlue is rated at 306 horsepower combined.

Together, the turbodiesel engine and electric motors together put out a whopping 516 lb-ft of torque when all four wheels are powered.

But one factor that seems to have escaped notice is that the CrossBlue’s hybrid system uses a new dual-clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) designed specifically for use with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, either with diesel or gasoline four-cylinder engines.


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