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.
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.
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.