Volkswagen has just announced the launch of the Tiguan eHybrid in the international markets. Read on to know more about the electrified Tiguan SUV.
As part of Volkswagen’s electric mobility initiative, the German auto giant has officially launched the new Tiguan eHybrid in the global market. The VW Tiguan eHybrid is going on sale in Germany at the price of EUR 42,413 that can be translated into Rs 37.93 lakh approximately in India. Pre-bookings for the VW Tiguan eHybrid has already commenced.
With a vision to become a CO2-neutral automotive company by 2050, the VW Tiguan eHybrid SUV will be a key element on the ways towards the milestone. Visually, the VW Tiguan eHybrid looks identical to the regular model. Since the ICE powered version of the Tiguan just received a facelift earlier this year, the eHybrid version carries on using the similar design philosophy. When compared to the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace in India, the international-spec Tiguan eHybrid looks much sleeker and sportier thanks to sleeker LED headlamps and refreshed bumpers. The Tiguan eHybrid is being offered with three equipment packs, namely Life, Elegance and R-Line. The set of 17-inch alloy wheels looks stylish, combined with the body cladding and roof rails that enhances the SUV-ish appeal of the car.
On the inside, the VW Tiguan eHybrid gets a similar interior layout compared with that of the regular sibling. It is loaded to the gills with premium features, be it a VW car. Some major feature highlights in the Tiguan eHybrid include a large touchscreen infotainment system available with all sorts of connectivity, a digital cockpit, a three-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, leather multi-function steering with paddles shifters, rain sensors, front and rear parking distance assist among many others.
Under the hood of the Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid lies a 1.4-litre TSI engine that comes paired with an electric motor. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed DCT gearbox unit. The combined power output stands at 241 horsepower. In particular, the Tiguan eHybrid also offers a special GTE mode that boosts the max torque output of the car to 400 Nm. The hybrid SUV can cover a distance of 50 km on single electric mode.
The electric motor of the Tiguan eHybrid is fed by a 13 kWh battery that can be charged by both DC and AC charger. It's worth mentioning that the plug-in hybrid has been programmed so that you can start the car in pure electric mode every time if the batteries have been sufficiently charged.