The Volkswagen Group kicked off the Geneva Motor Show by unveiling two concept cars at a special preview evening. The first was a sports car/SUV crossover by styling house ItalDesign Giugiaro called Parcour and based around the idea of a all-terrain GT.
The jacked-up coupe has a sporty wedge-shaped design is reminiscent of the Lancia Stratos. It features a mid-mounted 542bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine and a four-wheel-drive system both borrowed from Lamborghini and enormous 22-inch alloys and chunky tyres.
The company designed the concept to celebrate its 45th anniversary and two different models were shown on the Geneva show stand. The red car was the Parcour while the white model is the Parcour Roadster. The brand claims a 0-62mph sprint time of just 3.6 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 197mph. However with three-way adjustable push-rod suspension and a raised ride height it should also be able to tackle off-road terrain.
The other concept to make its debut was the Volkswagen e-Co-Motion – an all-electric commercial vehicle. With cities around the world increasingly cracking down on high emitting vehicles, VW believes this kind of zero-emission delivery van will soon be critical.
The wraps were also taken off a range of other show stars at the VW Group preview night, including the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1, the three-door SEAT Leon SC, the Porsche 911 GT3, the Bentley Flying Spur, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the Lamborghini Veneno and the Volkswagen Golf Estate.