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Pioneering Convertible SUVs

The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept Previews Future SUV Designs

— March 7, 2016 — Autos
The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is a concept vehicle, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, that is bidding to put an end to the impression of convertible SUVs as perennial failures in the global market.

This particular vehicle is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection gas engine that is capable of pumping out 81 Kilowatts of power and 129 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is hooked up to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, while the drivetrain's efficiency package also includes engine stop-start and kinetic recovery modes.

This T-Cross Breeze concept includes a raft of artificial intelligence technologies that are capable of studying, learning from and predicting drivers' behavior in order to be able to boost safety, increase the driving experience and augment passenger comforts. The vehicle features a large screen that allows functions to be arranged on a grid much like a smartphone interface.

Ultimately, this vehicle shows that smart design and high-tech engineering can in fact save the convertible SUV and even make it supremely appealing.
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