Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE foreshadows a future sporty four-door coupe. In other words, it’s a preview of the next-generation Volkswagen (Passat) CC. The concept also previews the new design direction for Volkswagen passenger cars while also highlighting many new and innovative features that the automaker is considering bringing to production in the near future.
Upon entering the Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE, the driver has the option to begin a “vitality check”, which provides the car with biometric data. This data is then compressed and analyzed by the vehicle, where it then understands the mood that the driver is in.
No, it doesn’t drive itself. It also doesn’t play music depending on the driver’s disposition. Instead, it adjusts the drive and calculates routes. In other words, the car understands if the driver desires to only get from point A to B, or if the goal is a more spirited and enjoyable drive.
This truly makes the Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE an interesting idea, as the ability to detect and determine the route to a destination based on the driver’s sentiment and temperament is no easy task. But it would be so cool to use it in real life.
Outside of that, the VW Sport Coupé is a driver-oriented electric hybrid. Notably, the powertrain setup that was once scorned by enthusiasts may, in fact, save us from the ever restricting emission laws. The concept accomplishes 118 MPGe thanks to the inclusion of two electric motors accompanying the 3.0-liter V6. The six-banger makes 295 horsepower by itself, while the electric motors help increase power to 374 horses — a respectable figure, especially for an electrified powertrain. In addition, the electric motors are capable of serving as the exclusive sources of propulsion for the vehicle, thereby creating an emissions-free drive.
Check the video for an overview of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE’s impressive tech.