Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept plug-in hybrid SUV debuts at Detroit Auto Show 2016
For Detroit Auto Show 2016 Volkswagen has got a revamped Tiguan which is not boring and unexciting as the original one. Meet Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept having a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and 9.2-inch gesture-controlled infotainment system for modern off-roaders. The five-seat SUV produces 148 horsepower with its gasoline engine and dual electric motors which transfer power to all wheels automatically depending on terrain or at the push of a button. VV have made it a point to concentrate on the all-electric power mode which gives peak off-road performance.
Tiguan GTE Active Concept has a 6-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automatic transmission, specially designed for its hybrid engine use, with the front electric motor inside the casing. In all-electric mode the SUV goes 20 miles courtesy its 12.4kWh motor and in fuel mode its 16.9-gallon fuel tank goes 580 miles. The rear wheel drive vehicle automatically transfers power to the front wheels as soon as there is loss of traction which ensures safety of riders with total control.
To give more preference to the EV credentials, the car starts in zero-emission E-mode driven by the rear electric mode. When the situation demands the second motor in front also activates or driver can turn it on manually. The top speed in this mode is 70 mph and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds. It has a Regenerative Braking mode while driving in electric mode which charges the battery when user applies brakes.
The interiors and exteriors of this hybrid SUV truly complement each other and for now we’ll see it in Dragon Red color and two-tone Nappa leather upholstery.