This is Volkswagen's T-Prime GTE Concept which is essentially a large plug-in hybrid SUV, based on the modular longitudinal platform, revealed at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. It's not a confirmed model for production but owing to its large dimensions and the appearance of the new Tiguan it's safe to draw a relation to the Touareg.

The T-Prime makes use of Volkswagen's recent design philosophy which predominantly features razor-sharp lines accompanied by slim LED head- and taillamps, a wide and bold radiator grille, opposing window lines that stretch from the hood and ends in the side window of the D-pillar.

Inside the T-Prime gets a digital-focused and virtual environment by making use of several screens and touch sensitive pads with a neat and premium wood and leather finish. The only conventional switches found in this model are on the steering column spokes. Despite this interior looking rather enhanced, VW hopes to begin implementing it as early as next year in its premium models.

Being a plug-in hybrid the powertrain of the T-Prime is important. It makes use of a turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine which produces 185 kW and 370 N.m of torque connected to a 100 kW/350 N.m electric motor fitted to the eight-speed transmission. The full combined power output of the hybrid system comes in at 280 kW and 700 N.m of torque (with the kickdown activated) which is delivered to all four wheels through VW's 4MOTION system. With this you get a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6,0 seconds and a top speed of 224 km/h.

The electricity is stored in a lithium-ion battery which is able to drive the T-Prime for up to 50 km. Through a 3,6 kW power outlet the battery will take eight hours to charge while a fast charging 7,2 kW port will take just 2,5 hours. Driving modes consist of E-Mode, Hybrid, and GTE (maximum power output).