Detroit Auto Show: Volkswagen New Compact Coupe (NCC) concept
Sleek, stylish and designed to slot between the Scirocco and Passat CC in the VW lineup, the New Compact Coupe Concept is also thought to presage the next Jetta Sedan and even, possibly, a Jetta Coupe. As these live images show, it's definitely a well-formed car.
It was already being lauded as the VW coupe Americans will get to assuage the loss of the Scirocco, which isn't making the trip across the big pond. Unfortunately, VW currently has to plans to produce it.
Unlike the Scirocco, the NCC is a green car, not a sporty car. That's thanks mostly to its hybrid powertrain. At 56 mpg, it's an efficient two-door to be sure. But it's not completely soulless: it does manage 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds and can carry on to a top speed of 141 mph. It sends power to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Catch the full details at our Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Preview story.