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Old 11th January 2010, 22:51   #1
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Default Volkswagen New Compact Coupe at Detroit motor show 2010

VW have launched the Golf Hybrid Coupe in Detroit. Precursor to forthcoming Jetta

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Old 11th January 2010, 23:08   #2
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That's almost an Audi rear. And the front is finally not like an Indigo !

Bring it on VW. This car looks good.
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Thats an Audi with a photoshopped VW badge!
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Look at Audi A5. Looks pretty similar!
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Default Volkswagen New Compact Coupe at Detroit motor show 2010

This is Volkswagen’s New Compact Coupe (or NCC for short), a new coupe concept car just unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. And although it’s just a show car for now, this gorgeous A5-alike two-door is expected to go into production within the next two years.


Under the bonnet is a 148bhp/177lb ft direct injection and turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI engine, which drives the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG gearbox. But the NCC also has a 20kW electric motor (fed power by a boot-mounted lithium-ion battery) to boost acceleration or enable zero-emissions running. Together the combo means the concept can achieve a top speed of 141mph and a 0-62mph sprint in 8.6 seconds, but also turn in figures of 67.3mpg and 98g/km. The engine is also disengaged from the transmission when the throttle isn’t depressed, there’s regenerative braking to charge the battery, and a stop/start system.


But if eco-friendly motoring doesn’t appeal then just gawp at the shape. 'Just a few precisely placed lines and powerfully sculpted surfaces have created a timeless dynamic and purist elegance that is typical of Volkswagen,' says chief designer for the Volks*wagen brand Klaus Bischoff. Or rather they've just aped the look of Audi’s A5 Coupe.


Concept car touches include the 19-inch wheels and LED lights front and back, but the metalwork outside and the 2+2 interior treatment looks ready to roll out of a factory to our eyes.
VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will start building a new compact saloon in the next 12 months, and the NCC is expected to follow shortly afterwards as a two-door version. Underneath are Golf Mk6 mechanicals, and the booted pair will be biased heavily towards the American market, hence the US factory.
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I'd take the Audi A5 over this any day. But then again, you can't really compare the two! Can you?

Doesn't VW already have something similar on offer? The VW Passat CC may be a notch higher, but it's also a better executed 'coupe' me thinks!
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It might look like an Audi, but what really matters is the VW badge.I wonder how reliable this machine would be.Looks depart it definitely will have many takers over the Civic coupe.
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for those of you interested in seeing the launch video for the VW NCC (source: - )
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