The Concept A proposes Volkswagen’s vision for a future crossover vehicle: it combines a sporty and dynamic look, with relevant dimensions – 4,348 mm long, 1,854 mm wide and 1,551 mm high – and Volkswagen state-of-the-art technology.
The design follows the more recent trends: even if with SUV-like proportions, the vehicle’s profile is sleek and the body volume expresses dynamicity thanks to the large 20-inches wheels with 295/40 tyres and to the small overhangs.
Another interesting feature is the absence of the B-pillars which, combined with the opposing opening wing doors, allows easy access for passengers.
The interior has four individual leather seats. The cabin has a feeling of space and light, enhanced by a concertina-style soft-top which slides all the way back to the C-pillar.
Volkswagen Concept A is powered by a 150 hp TSI engine, that uses a turbo + supercharger technology, coupled with a six-speed DSG transmission and the 4Motion system currently employed in the Passat and Golf R32. Alternative engines, including TDI diesel units, could also be used in the concept.
Volkswagen Concept A was unveiled on 17th February in Berlin and will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen has not confirmed production plans for the vehicle.
According to Volkswagen, “the concept combines a sleek coupe-style silhouette with the raised stance of an SUV.”
“At the front, the shield-like front grill which is common to the Passat and Jetta has been developed to emphasise Concept A’s off-road styling by forming part of the underbody protection.
“High-efficiency LED headlights add a further modern touch.”
“At the rear, Concept A has a practical hatchback tailgate; but this is coupled to a pick-up style fold-down rear section beneath the rear LED light clusters.”
“This hatch can be opened independently and remain open while driving so long loads can be carried.”