The SUV model added a hybrid version, fitted with a 1.4 engine with an electric motor, and sold 3 versions.
The German carmaker complements the European market with a hybrid version of the Tiguan. Vehicles equipped with TSI 1.4 petrol engine come with an electric motor. The electric motor acts as a power aid in combination with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both engines combine to produce 242 hp and 400 Nm of peak torque. Volkswagen says the car can start in EV mode if the lithium-ion battery is fully charged and the battery temperature is above -10 degrees Celsius.
In pure electric driving mode, the car can travel 50 km. The battery is placed under the floor, between the two axes and charged by AC. In addition, Tiguan eHybrid is provided with a connector for conventional market-based charging sockets, with charging capacities up to 2.3 kW or 3.6 kW at charging stations.
The car’s hybrid system features recuperation on braking, which recharges the battery and ensures enough electrical power over long distances to turn off the gasoline engine or supply power to the powertrain, however depending on the case by situation, Volkswagen explained.
The new Tiguan 2021 hybrid version is equipped as standard with 21-inch alloy rims, roof rack, three-zone automatic air conditioning system, front and rear parking sensors. All versions of the Tiguan feature LED headlights, automatic rain sensor sensors, lane keeping assist, and smartphone connectivity.
Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 sold first in the German market with three equipment packages including Life, Elegance, and R-Line. Price from 51,500 USD.