Volkwagen's New Compact Coupe (NCC) has been judged "Best Concept" by AutoWeek magazine.
AutoWeek praised the New Compact Coupe's "almost production-ready" finish and its hybrid engine. The NCC beat other high-profile concepts such as the Audi e-Tron, the GMC Granite, the MINI Beachcomber and the Chevrolet Aveo RS Show Car to take the prize, which was awarded at the 2010 Autoweek Design Forum January 14.
"The NCC stands as Volkswagen's most realistic vision for how full hybrid vehicles will be able to satisfy the everyday needs and desires of today's drivers," said Stefan Jacoby, president, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Volkswagen showed how you can have fuel efficiency, excellent design, and a dynamic driving experience all in one vehicle."
The New Compact Coupe is powered by a combination of gasoline engine and an electric drive motor. Working together, Volkwagen claims that they can achieve fuel efficiency of 4.2 l/100 km (45 mpg).