Audi reveals the dual hybrid Crosslane coupe
|   Friday, November 02, 2012
Audi lifted the cover sheet from their latest concept car in the 2012 Paris Motor Show to unveil the new Hybrid Crosslane Coupe. Audi gave us the hint of what we can expect from the future Q models by uncovering the Crosslane.

Audi claims that the Crosslane is a crossover, a convertible and a coupe all in one go. As crossovers it is a vehicle body style which is a combination of a Sports Utility Vehicle and a Minivan. The Crosslane has an option of removing the roof which puts it in the convertible category and since it has a closed body style available with two seats or 2+2 seating option it is definitely a coupe.


Having Features like removable rear seats and movable trunks the Crosslane might have the potential to be a member of the next Transformer. With Audi's remarkable ultra-light weight embodying principal the Crosslane's body work is made of "Multi material Space Frame".
With newest fusion of technology, engineering and design the Crosslane provides the answer to future Audi Q model bodywork. The chassis of the car is mainly build with aluminum, carbon-fiber re-enforced polymer and fiberglass re-enforced polymer. It results a lightweight rigid structure. The overall weight is 3064 pounds.

The Crosslane has a length of 13.81ft, width of 6.17ft, and a height of 4.95ft. A Single-frame aluminum grille is merged with the "Multi material Space Frame" to support it. Audi kept in mind about the looks of the car, which is important for reaching high sales figure. So they came up with the idea of using their Matrix LED technology for the slim ‘trapezoidal' head lights.

The curves in the body and the sleek and sharp front give the car a great look. Having a wheelbase of 8.4ft, the car got a great ground clearance. There are two CFRP shells in the roof which can be detached and attached by only an electric drive. The roof can be totally removed from the body of the vehicle and fitted above the trunk.

The trunk is connected behind the rear seats and can be formed electronically controlled latching mechanism to protect the luggage with help of the roof. Now keeping up with the classy exterior Audi gave the Crosslane an awesome interior look by providing it with sporty front seats made of semi-aniline leather. Both the front seats are positioned perfectly to balance the interior. Audi uses their new bulk reduction interior theme in the Crosslane.

There is a central display screen in space of the custom bulky gauges. A big touchpad in the center is provided with all the car function controls with shortcut buttons mounted on the steering wheel. A large selector hybrid drive controller is also fitted in between the front seats.

The Crosslane is a hybrid with a 1.3 liter petrol engine combined with two electric motors which power up the car. The car alone can run up to 85 km at 128 km/h speed on the electric motor and then the petrol engine takes charge. The smaller electric motor is for backup which only provide required boost.
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