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2017 VW Crossblue Release Date, Modifications in the Engine

The 2017 VW Crossblue SUV is a new release from Volkswagen and is primarily targeted for the USA market. It features a blend of comfort, performance, and off-road capabilities. From its previous model, the VW has improved comfort elements both on the interior and exterior. Furthermore, they have changed power train configuration by making it more responsive. This model comes as a family SUV aimed for the most demanding of drivers.

2017 VW Crossblue front

2017 VW Crossblue – Body Appearance:

The Crossblue will see several changes in its interior. It will feature a soft undertone from VW’s choice of cool colors. This will be very relaxing for the passengers especially during long journeys. Also, several technological advancements are expected to feature on the 2017 VW Crossblue including Bluetooth connectivity, internet connection, and a stronger audio system. In addition, the cross blue will boost of safety features such as satellite navigation, rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitoring system, cruise control and airbags both for the driver and the passengers. Loaded with leather seats and quality trim, the Crossblue will be a bastion of comfort and relaxation for its 7 passengers. However, the 3-row seating arrangement remains the same as its previous models.

On the exterior, the designers of the VW Crossblue have taken measures to cut on weight by adopting the use of the MBQ platform. The vehicle will measure about 196.3 inches and 79.3 inches long and wide respectively. This is an improvement from its previous models and will see passengers having more leg and head room. Both the headlights and the grille of the SUV will be slimmer. However, the front bumper will be made bolder to emphasize the aggression nature of this model. Also, the 2017 VW Crossblue will come with xenon front headlights and LED day running lights. LED lights will feature on the back.

2017 VW Crossblue interior

2017 VW Crossblue – Modifications in the Engine:

VW has improved both the engine and the power train of the 2017 VW Crossblue. The engine will be a combination of hybrid and diesel. This SUV will come loaded with a 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine with a backing off from two electric motors. The diesel engine is capable of producing 190 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the front electric motor will be able to produce 54 HP and 133 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the rear motor will be more powerful producing about 114 to 199 horsepower. The engine of the Crossblue will be mated with a 6-speed, DSG dual clutch automatic transmission system. This SUV is capable of reaching the top speed of 127 mph on the highway and can shoot from 0-60 in 7 seconds. Similarly, it has an impressive consumption of 33/37 mpg city/highway and 89 MPGe.

2017 VW Crossblue side

2017 VW Crossblue – Release Date and Price Range:

The release date for the Crossblue VW has not been announced yet. However, it is expected to come at the end of 2016 since all plans for mass production are already in place. Similarly, the price for the Crossblue is yet to be made public but it is widely expected to be in the range of $32,000. Further details will be communicated later.

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