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Volkswagen previews Sport Coupe Concept GTE before Geneva (pictures)

The Sport Coupe Concept GTE that Volkswagen will display at the 2015 Geneva auto show combines new styling cues with cabin and efficiency technologies.

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Initial sketches of the Sport Coupe Concept GTE show a long hood and very large wheels.

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The hatchback appears in the concepts early sketches.

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Volkswagen designers lay out console controls precisely.

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The Sport Coupe Concept GTE shows new styling on the grille, building off of current design cues.

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The Sport Coupe Concept GTE is intended to be a C-segment car, essentially a full-size sedan.

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A glass roof and tinted side windows make for a well-defined roof rail.

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Rear fenders flare out a bit for a performance edge.

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With its hatchback and four doors, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is a similar design to the Audi A7.

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Volkswagen envisions the driver wearing a smartwatch that syncs with the car, letting the car's systems know the driver's mood and health.

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In many ways, this concept interior is very conventional.

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Rear seat passengers get individual LCDs.

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A console running through the cabin limits seating to four.

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The glass roof provides a good view out of the cabin.

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