Volkswagen Giugiaro Concepts

* What Car? at the Geneva show * Replay the show as it happened * All the news, photos and videos...

Volkswagen Giugiaro Concepts

Volkswagen is showing two concept cars here at Geneva, and both have been developed by Italdesign Giugiaro the famous Italian design house that was recently taken over by the VW Group.

The Tex
First up is an angular Polo coupe concept called the Tex, which Giugario says is an 'interpretation of tomorrow's sporty Volkswagen'. At just under three metres long, the Tex concept is a plug-in hybrid, which has a range of around 20 miles on electric power alone.

The other Giugiaro concept is a new small MPV called the Go!, which shares a similar front end with the Tex, but has a profile much more in keeping with a traditional mini MPV.

At just under four metres long, the Go! is capable of running of battery power alone for up to 150 miles. No more information other than that has been revealed about the electric motor or the drivetrain, but VW has said the battery packs are located in both the front and rear of the car, to give near-perfect weight distribution.