Giugiaro Presents Tex in Geneva

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Being at its first project for Volkswagen, Italdesign Giugiaro is trying its best to impress and show that the money spent by the German auto maker will be worth the effort. And, judging by the looks of the two concepts brought to the Geneva Auto Show by the design firm, we reckon they made it. Whereas the GO! has been created as an electric vehicle, the other concept presented by Giugiaro, the Tex, is a plug-in hybrid powered by what VW calls the Twïn Drive system: a combination between a 1.4l turbo internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor good for 85 kW. The car can run on electricity alone for 35 km. The coupe has been designed as a future sporty VW model, combining a touch of Scirocco to a little but of new. You be the judge of the result. "We designed the Tex in actual fact thinking to the Volkswagen sports cars of the years to come," said Fabrizio Giugiaro Italdesign Giugiaro chariman. "We intentionally kept a family feeling that would immediately identify it as a Wolfsburg product close to production. No visionary or futuristic choice was made, but it is rather a natural evolution of today's canons with the addition of a few technologies that will shortly become available on the market." autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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