Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept Debuts In US: 20 Miles All-Electric Range

2 years ago by Mark Kane 13

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Having its US debut at the NYIAS, the plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept is one of just a few concepts that we’d would love to see enter production.

For now, it’s however only concept displayed at the 2016 New York International Auto Show alongside the Budd-E Concept.

With 221 hp (165 kW) system power (AWD) and 12.4 kWh battery, the Tiguan GTE Active Concept could be an interesting alternative offering to the legion of city car plug-ins on the market today, but on the other hand…in a few years, the battery pack in vehicles of the Tiguan GTE’s size are likely to be much larger.

See a full detailed description of the VW here.

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.
  • The 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

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13 responses to "Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept Debuts In US: 20 Miles All-Electric Range"

  1. kosee says:

    When will they release this and what will it cost? Or is a concept car (yawn)?

  2. Dan says:

    Wonder if the 2017 A3 will have the larger 12.4 kwh pack. They ride on the same platform and the A3 currently only has 8.8 kwh.

  3. RexxSee says:

    20 miles is ridiculous in 2016!

    Another lame Hybrid that will falsely be accounted for as an electric. Giving away the incentives to non committed companies again.

  4. realdb2 says:

    Concept version of a vehicle that should have been in production 4 years ago.

    Neat.

  5. Bevo says:

    Yet another vehicle with extremely limited electric range that wants to be at the big kids’ table.. Besides Tesla, there are no manufacturers that wanna commit to really going down the electric road (pun intended). It’s almost like they want to see how Tesla fairs before they’re all in.

  6. Speculawyer says:

    Really GM? You are going to let VW beat you to the market with an SUV PHEV? C’mon.

    1. Philip d says:

      Mitsubishi already has.

  7. jdbob says:

    Oh look, another “20 miles isn’t enough” thread. It seems clear that around 20 miles is the sweet spot for PHEVs, the Volt being an outlier.

    1. M1 says:

      Not in states with winter.
      Ok for California.

    2. Bevo says:

      It’s not so much “20 miles isn’t enough” as much as “been there, done that.” By the time this vehicle rolls out with it’s whopping 20 miles electric range the 84 mile range 1st gen Leaf will be turning about 8-9 years old and EV’s will be breaking the 300-mile range mark. It ain’t that hard to go at least 40-50 miles in range at this point, I don’t see the point in even wasting time producing a vehicle with only 20 miles electric range. Especially when those who really care about electrics are looking to break away from ICE entirely.

  8. Rick Bronson says:

    Thanks for bringing this to the NY Auto Show.

    Please tell us the date for production and launch. Enough of dirty diesels, it’s time to finally bring in more Electrics.

  9. wavelet says:

    Recall the couple of stories InsideEVs has on the Škoda Vision S concept shown in the 2016 Geneva show, and that there’s will be some a PHEV in production in 2019?
    Well, the Vision S is really the Škoda-badge version of the new VW Tiguan, so I expect the Tiguan GTE to be launched first… Likely sometime in 2018.
    I do which they’d up the battery to 16kWh, for a decent AER, but it’s not likely.

  10. pjwood1 says:

    not liking the sharper geometry, or creases, of this and the mystery SUV.