Volkswagen Italdesign Giugiaro Tex Concept
Yes, it may look a bit like an Isuzu Impulse, but it's actually one of two takes on the next-generation of Volkswagen small cars: the Italdesign Giugiaro Tex Concept. We think it has a bit of Scirocco in it, too, and that's certainly not a bad thing. It also has a bit of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain: a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo engine paired with a 114-horsepower electric motor and 237-horsepower combined output. VW and Italdesign claim the Tex is good for 62 mph in six seconds, a figure that's believable given the small size, strong power, and likely light weight. A hybrid hatch that sounds...
VW Italdesign Giugiaro Tex Concept Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show
The second of Italdesign Giugiaro's two Volkswagen A-segment preview concepts is the Tex, which puts a sportier, more near-term spin on the future of the compact car. Using a hybrid drivetrain instead of the GO!'s electric system, the Tex also finds a happy middle ground between the present and the...Nelson Ireson