Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept At 2016 NAIAS – Photos & Videos

2 years ago by Mark Kane 8

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Here we turn our attention back to the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept unveiled at 2016 NAIAS in Detroit.

It’s a handsome SUV with good proportions and, as an all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid, we’re certain it would have strong appeal if it ever makes it into production.

Quick specs:

  • 148-horsepower (110 kW) and 184 pound-feet of torque gasoline engine and two electric motors (54 hp / 40 kW at the front and 114 hp / 85 kW at the rear) for total 221 hp (165 kW) system power. Front motor is being housed inside the casing of a 6-speed dual-clutch (DSG®) automatic transmission that was specially designed for hybrid use.
  • top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h) and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds
  • up to 20 miles /32 km in zero-emissions electric mode up to 70 mph (112 km/h)
  • 12.4 kWh battery
  • total 580 miles of range (battery and fuel tank)
Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

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8 responses to "Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept At 2016 NAIAS – Photos & Videos"

  1. James says:

    Love the look, hate the tiny battery.

    1. Scramjett says:

      Meh, I think the Outlander’s battery is about the same.

  2. ggpa says:

    Build it! It will sell well, like the Outlander PHEV.

  3. tom911 says:

    Will SOMEONE please build one of these????

    Been waiting forever for a glimpse of something like this to replace two of my vehicles. GM could also do it- CUV is the fastest growing segment out there. My Volt isn’t big enough and no awe.

    I’ll buy it and I’m sure it will sell in decent quantities.

  4. AlphaEdge says:

    I would not be surprised if this vehicle had no electric motors, or gas engine, but contains a diesel engine only (a heavy polluting one!), with fake readout instruments and fake electric charge port put in to fool the customer.

    Das Auto!

    1. kosee says:

      Maybe they can just put movie screens with Google Street view instead of windows. Then you can arrive fake at your destination too!

  5. pjwood1 says:

    Small enough that 13 actually being 12.4kwh needs to be called out. That is <2 more than the 14 EPA mile Cayenne SE Hybrid.

    Have to disagree on the desirability of this car, because range matters more than batterry size.

  6. Speculawyer says:

    I’m gonna slap someone at GM if everyone else beats them to market with a plug-in SUV.