Shanghai crossover frenzy! Preparing for a debut there are the BMW X4, Mercedes GLA and Citroen DS Wild Rubis – the latest to cross over the Bund is the MQB-based Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept, which as its name suggests, is a ‘coupe’ version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue concept that debuted in Detroit in January.

Looking significantly more athletic and less boxy than its big seven-seater sister, the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept packs a turbocharged V6 that’s assisted by two electric motors. A combined 415 hp output results in a sub-six second century sprint time. The car can return 3.0 litres of fuel per 100 km, and travel up to 33 km on electricity alone.

The original CrossBlue concept was said to hint at a production high-rider that will slot in between the Tiguan and the Touareg. Like the CC is to the Passat sedan, we guess this handsome coupe-crossover will be positioned a little higher than the regular car. That’s if both become production realities, of course.