In Detroit, at the 21st North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen has premiered the Compact Coupe Concept, an extremely fast hybrid vehicle with sharp styling and amazing fuel economy. The VW New Compact Coupe is positioned between the striking sporty Scirocco and the internationally renowned Volkswagen Passat CC.

According to VW's estimates, the New Compact Coupe is capable to reach combined fuel consumption of only 4.2 l/100 km (45 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 98 g/km. Amazing, considering its V-max of 227 km/h (141 mph) and the short 8.6 seconds for a zero to 100 km/h sprint. Volswagen has managed to achieve these values through an exclusive high-tech alliance: a gasoline powered TSI engine with 110 kW / 150 hp, an electric motor with 20 kW /27 hp and a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) - which many car drivers point as the best automatic in the world today.

The new Volkswagen concept vehicle comes only a month after the premiere of the most fuel-efficient four-seater Up! Lite in Los Angeles, and confirms once again that the brand's future hybrid vehicles will not only focus on fuel economy, but – similar to its pure gasoline and diesel versions – will also aim to be sporty and fun to drive.

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