Volkswagen has unveiled the Tiguan GTE Active Concept SUV ahead of the Detroit Auto Show.
The Tiguan GTE Active is the more off-road oriented sibling of the Tiguan GTE hybrid SUV seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year. The Tiguan features new bumpers with kickplates at both the front and rear end. Also new are the beefed-up wheel arches under which sit the 16in wheels with high-profile all-terrain tyres fitted to them. The ground clearance has also been increased by 45mm.
Powering the Tiguan GTE Active Concept is a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to two brushless electric motors, one at each axle, to produce 221bhp and 500Nm of torque. 0–100km/h takes just 6.4 seconds and the top speed is 193km/h.
Despite all this power and torque, the Tiguan GTE Concept has a claimed mileage of 31.88km/l and its 12.4kWh lithium ion battery ensure that it can run for 58 kilometers on electric power alone.