This SUV is characterised by its more defined wheel arches, reinforced bumpers, a roof with additional lighting and storage bars. Also noteworthy is its appearance 16-inch alloy wheels, shod with high profile tires, prepared for all types of off-road terrain.
Mechanically we find the combination of a 1.4 TSI engine of 148 horsepower and two electric motors that develop 54 horsepower to the front axle, and 114 horsepower to the rear wheels. Together, this hybrid can develop 218 hp of maximum power and travel up to 32 kilometers in all-electric mode, thanks to its 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery.
It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 200 km/h. In hybrid mode it offers a total range of 933 km. In addition, thanks to this engine configuration, this concept has a total of six different driving modes, being able to move in front-wheel drive mode, rear-wheel drive or even all-wheel drive.
On the other hand, inside is the new multimedia system with gesture control with a 9.2-inch screen, which Volkswagen wants to implement in their next cars.
The Tiguan GTE concept serves as a preview of how the Tiguan will arrive in the United States, differing from its European counterpart in a longer wheelbase and a seven-seat configuration.