We are bringing more live photos from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, as our photographers snapped the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept.
The German manufacturer will launch a longer seven-seat version of the Tiguan for the North American market and it is previewing this model with the Tiguan GTE Active Concept in Detroit. Based on last year’s Tiguan GTE Concept, it brings rugged styling with plastic body cladding, off-road tires, and higher suspension.
Power comes from a familiar plug-in hybrid system that consists of a turbocharged gasoline engine with 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and two electric motors. The combined system output stands at 211 hp, sent to all four wheels through a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and a 6-speed automatic gearbox with two clutches. This setup provides a 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in 6.4 seconds.
Volkswagen promises the Tiguan GTE Active Concept can run on electric energy for up to 20 miles (32 km), while the combined range is 580 miles (933 km) thanks to a 16.9-gallon fuel tank.
The interior features Volkswagen’s latest generation infotainment platform (MIB) that now has 9.2-inch touchscreen display, supporting gesture controls and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. The instrument cluster is fully digital and uses 8.2-inch screen.