March 5, 2010

Auto Briefs

Concept Car: Volkswagen Compact Coupe hybrid gets 45 mpg in full-electric mode

VW NCC

(Associated Press)

This Jetta-sized coupe debuted at the Detroit auto show in January. The lithium ion-powered battery gets the car 45 mpg, and the car can be driven in full-electric mode. The four-seater with a top speed of 141 mph is intended to appeal to fans of fast, sporty cars. The back seats are separated by a center console that continues from between the front seats.

--NWautos staff

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