February 20, 2006
Volkswagen to premiere Concept A in Geneva
Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen will present its new Concept A, a cross between a sports car and SUV, at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show.
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Powered by a dual-turbocharged engine called the “Twincharger”, the Concept A uses a six-speed transmission and all-wheel-drive 4MOTION system; the company says the model can also use a turbodiesel engine. Other features include coupe-inspired styling with long hood and short rear overhang, 20-inch wheels, rear-hinged back doors with no B pillar, and unmistakable Volkswagen grille. The two pieces of the rear hatch can be opened independently and can stay open for transporting long items, while a folding roof turns the Concept A into a convertible.