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VW Tiguan GTE Active concept unveiled at Detroit Auto Show 2016

 
VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept (11)

The new Tiguan crossover is scheduled to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 early next month.

The VW Tiguan GTE Active concept will greet the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2016) goers. The concept is described as an extreme off-road version of the Tiguan GTE concept which premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

Compared to the Tiguan GTE, the Active gains larger alloy wheels, off-road tyres, rugged looking bumpers with skid plates, lower body cladding, roof racks and hexagonal spot lights on the roof. Mechanically, it gains the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

Based on the MQB front wheel-drive architecture, the Tiguan GTE Active is powered by a hybrid powertrain which comprises a 148 PS 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol motor which drives the front wheels via a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The IC engine is aided by two electric motors – a 54 PS unit driving the front wheels and a 114 PS unit driving the rear wheels. The net system output stands at a healthy 221 PS.

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept (17)

The simple yet modern interior design employs a massive centre console touchscreen display.

The car can be driven in E-Mode with the rear-mounted electric motor. The electric motor located at the front will come online in case the conditions warrant all-wheel drive capability. The IC engine can be employed by switching to the GTE mode. The electric motors derive their juice from a 12.4 KWh battery.

Also read – VW Compact Sedan, Tiguan and Passat GTE to debut at Auto Expo 2016

The VW Tiguan GTE Active concept is claimed to have a pure-electric range of 32 km with a top-speed of 113 km. The hybrid crossover has a total driving range of 933 km.

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept – Photos

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept – News Release

 

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