VW's New Compact Coupe

DETROIT--Volkswagen unveiled its New Compact Coupe hybrid concept car Monday at the North American International Auto Show here. The car will get 45 miles per gallon by combining a four-cylinder gasoline engine from the company's TSI with a 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, the company said.

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VW's New Compact Coupe interior

The interior of the New Compact Coupe is appointed in what VW calls "Berry White" leather. Included is an 8-inch touch screen.
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VW's New Compact Coupe

A side view of the New Compact Coupe hybrid concept car from VW.
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VW's New Compact Coupe back seat

VW boasts the back seat of the New Compact Coupe is roomy. It also features back-seat climate controls.
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VW's New Compact Coupe press gaggle

Press photographers mob the VW hybrid concept car at its debut.
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