NAIAS 2013
By Amos Kwon
on 1.15.13
Photo by Volkswagen

Some concepts barely qualify as concepts because they’re so close to what appears to be a production version. You can tell by the absence of both tiny side mirrors and manhole-cover-sized wheels. And that’s exactly what we find in the handsome new Volkswagen Crossblue Concept. Intended for families, it slots above the Touareg with three-row seating. The diesel-electric plug-in has 306 horsepower total output and an astounding 89 mpg. While it’s unlikely that the powertrain will become a reality if the car ever gets produced, we like the possibilities it opens up. Look for a Crossblue-inspired vehicle in the VW lineup sometime in 2015.

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