Discover 4 Exciting Volkswagen Concept Vehicles
Volkswagen has never slowed down when it comes to innovation and quirky new concepts. What’s VW working on these days, you ask? Check out four of their newest 21st-century concepts.
With just the push of a button, the middle of this two-door SUV’s roof slides back, turning it into a capable all-wheel-drive cruiser worthy of scenic off-road strolls. The other interesting concept being tested with the T-ROC is under the hood: a 2.0-liter TDI engine that uses only 1.3 gallons of gas for every 62 miles.
Lower than ever for its class, these fuel consumption ratings could be the start to gasoline vehicles that burn their fuel much slower and save gas like nothing before, all without complicated alternative energy systems. We’ll see the T-ROC release later this year.
This compact upright SUV features a spare tire mounted at the back and a short overhanging design that makes it impressively roomy. Planned as the littlest brother among the Tiguan and Touareg SUV line, the Taigun has a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with even lower fuel consumption numbers than the T-ROC, albeit slightly more fitting for its size and lightweight frame.
If you’ve ever wanted a smaller alternative to the Tiguan, hold out hope that this model, last seen at Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi, makes its way to dealers someday.
Sport Coupe Concept GTE
With this concept, VW blends the GTE sports car appeal with a four-door and wide-trunked body for families. The black-top roof, recessed body-color door handles, and sleek side mirrors show a design language that’s both fresh and timeless. The sunken sculpting that starts at the front window corners and widens out to the front fascia is a particularly nice touch.
The Sport Coupe Concept GTE was first presented at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, and it’s not certain if we’ll see this model in the near future. With chrome grille bars and a sneering, aggressive nose, no one would mind if VW applied some of these design principles when refreshing their lineup.
This two-seater electric vehicle is a take on the Beetle. It uses an 85-kilowatt motor with a maximum range of 110 miles and a 0-to-60 time of 10.9 seconds. Its powertrain features a convenient fast-charging mode that returns the batteries to a full charge in no more than 35 minutes. Like James Bond circa 2200, the E-Bugster looks suave, futuristic, and charming, with an invigorating cabin light show every time the driver starts the ignition. On the outside, it has a slightly wider frame and lower roof than the regular Beetle, improving its aerodynamics, and a longer profile that takes some of the chub out of its signature curved roof.
Models like the E-Bugster will have to wait until there’s a bit more infrastructure and uniformity among charging stations, but this is one electric Beetle that would turn heads on the highway.
Volkswagen is always trying new things, and these concepts are only a sample of their ideas. For now, contact us anytime to discuss current models in our inventory or to get your questions answered. Interested in learning more about Volkswagen innovations before you visit? Check out our guide to 4MOTION® AWD.