Compact Coupe (NCC)
1.4 litre 4 cylinder + electric motor
The Volkswagen New Compact Coupe concept which was rolled
out at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show was a proposal for
a vehicle which would sit between the Scirocco and the
Passat CC in VW's lineup.
The New Compact Coupe, or NCC for short, is a hybrid powered
vehicle which uses a 1.4 litre turbocharged and intercooled
4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, and
an electric motor for propulsion. The internal combustion
engine puts out 148 horsepower while the electric motor
backs it up with an additional 27 hp. This setup allows
for a 141 mph top speed and a 0-60 mph time of 8.1 seconds
- while at the same time offering 45 mpg and 98g/km CO2.
Stylewise the NCC looks almost production ready. There's
no fancy gimmicks or unfeasible engineering flights of
fancy. Just simple, almost bland lines and a whole load
of Germanic character. That's not to say it's an ugly
car - far from it, but it does seem a little boring for
a coupe. The headlight and grille assembly which follows
VW's new styling philosophy is significantly less dramatic
or successful than that of the Scirocco's. Remove the
badges and from the rear the NCC could belong to a number
of different manufactures. There's a hint of BMW, Audi
and a myriad of others in there - again it's not ugly
it's just a little soulless.
The interior styling is a reflection of the exterior.
Not offensive and clearly and sensibly laid out, but again
it's far from stylish and the occupants will probably
feel a little let down by the characterless fascia and
dull plastic surfaces. There's seating for four, and the
rear passengers get individual seats which are divided
by the center console which bisects the entire cabin.
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