Volkswagen 'high-tech' SUV concept Bejing-02

A “high-tech” SUV concept from Volkswagen will be making an appearance at the Beijing Motor Show on April 25. A teaser of the SUV in question has been released by the brand and it previews what could likely be a large SUV that’s described by Volkswagen as “one of the most advanced luxury SUVs in the world.”

In the teasers, noticeable are the LED strips that run across the grille. Below, there’s another set that almost resembles the ones seen on the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept, albeit in a C-shape. The vehicle possesses sculpted lines all over, which also indicates that this is one sporty SUV. At the back, the tailamps seems to be in organic light emitting diodes (OLED) form.

There are no pictures of the interior, but the brand has stated that the SUV concept contains an Active Info Display that’s merged with the infotainment system. Similar to Audi’s digital 12.3-inch virtual cockpit, it’s likely to be a fully customisable instrument cluster. It has been confirmed that the display will also be present in the facelifted Volkswagen Golf.

Meanwhile, the company also disclosed that the interior will have a lounge-style layout that’s centred on passengers and with a focus on electronic operation. This strongly suggests that the SUV will have some sort of autonomous driving technology.

The concept SUV’s main power source is also of interest as it’s expected to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle. While the specs are not known, the company stated that the SUV has the capability of pushing out a combined output of 376 hp and 699 Nm of torque. This translates to 0-100 km/h in six seconds and a top speed of 223 km/h.

Elsewhere, Volkswagen claims that the SUV will return an estimated 78 miles per gallon (3.6 litres per 100 km) on the combined New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). It can also run on electric power alone. Here, the brand claims that the SUV will have a total all-electric travel range of 50 km.