The new Tiguan eHybrid: Best-selling SUV now available as a plug-in hybrid
In Hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the 1.4-litre TSI engine and acts like an additional booster. In this mode, the Tiguan eHybrid will temporarily also cover stretches fully electrically and thus without generating any local emissions, as so-called recuperation during braking recharges the battery. Consequently, there is enough electrical energy on long journeys to switch off the TSI engine depending on the situation, or support it with additional drive output. Tiguan eHybrid drivers can manually activate GTE mode – here, electric motor and TSI engine join forces, generating particularly dynamic results. Both drive units together generate a maximum system torque of 400 newton metres.
Electric start: the plug-in hybrid drive generates a system power of 180 kW (245 PS) and has been programmed so the Tiguan eHybrid can start in EV mode, provided the battery is sufficiently charged and its temperature is above -10° C.
Suitable for everyday driving – even when only electric: the Tiguan eHybrid covers up to 50 kilometres in electric mode – enough for almost all everyday trips. Assuming it is consistently charged, the Tiguan eHybrid could also be used as a fully-fledged electric vehicle for the majority of trips throughout the year. And it’s extremely simple. The battery – arranged in the vehicle floor in front of the rear axle – is exclusively charged by AC. It uses a charger with a connector for conventional, domestic sockets with a maximum of 2.3 kW, or with up to 3.6 kW at a charging station or home charging station.
eHybrid available as Life, Elegance and R-Line: the Tiguan eHybrid is available to order as the following three equipment packs: Life, Elegance and R-Line. At a basic price of 42,413.11 euros the Life version boasts the following standard features, amongst others: Digital Cockpit (digital instruments with specific e-displays), Air Care Climatronic (three-zone automatic air conditioning) including a new and digitalised control panel, leather multifunction steering wheel with paddles for the 6-speed dual clutch gearbox, ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), Front Assist (Autonomous Emergency Braking), Front and Rear Park Distance Control, 17-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. As a rule, all Tiguan models have also been equipped with features such as Lane Assist (lane keeping system), a mobile phone interface, rain sensor and LED headlights.
Innovative drives for lower CO2 emissions: Volkswagen is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement – with the objective of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2050. On its “Way to Zero”, Volkswagen has launched an unparalleled electric mobility offensive with new, innovative electric and hybrid models making their debut in many product lines in quick succession.