Volkswagen T-Prime Concept Technology and Features
Auto China 2016 is the scene for one of the most technologically-advanced concepts Volkswagen has ever developed. The car is called the “T-Prime Concept GTE,” and it is set to revolutionize the hybrid crossover segment. The Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE technology and features are unprecedented in this class.
Hybrid T-Prime Powertrain
Three different systems work together to power the T-Prime Concept GTE. Volkswagen utilizes a 14.1 kWh electric battery, an electric motor and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. All together, these three systems max out at 375 horsepower. All this power is sent to the wheels via the 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive system.
The T-Prime Concept GTE can operate in three different drive modes: E-Mode, Hybrid and GTE. E-Mode utilizes the electric systems of the SUV to offer a 31-mile range. If the accelerator pedal is pressed beyond a certain point, Hybrid mode will kick in and power the vehicle. When set to GTE Mode, all of the systems will work together to maximize the power and performance of the crossover.
VW T-Prime Concept Interior
The performance and sporty nature of the T-Prime Concept GTE is carried into the interior of the vehicle. Volkswagen packs a long list of new technology features onto the new concept. Buttons have been almost completely eliminated. Instead, the T-Prime Concept utilizes touch-sensitive surfaces to receive driver information.
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Technology features on the T-Prime Concept are unmatched by other crossovers. Volkswagen utilizes proximity sensors and voice controls throughout the crossover. The headlining new technology feature is the Active Info Display. This system utilizes a 12-inch screen that displays virtual gauges and indicators that offer all the information the driver will need. Traditional displays like speed and power are joined by new features like navigation information and a 3D map.
Concepts are a great way to see what kind of new technologies and features auto companies are developing. Volkswagen fans are sure to see some of these new developments trickle their way down to future VW vehicles.
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