The new Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid is becoming available now in Europe. German customers can already configure and order it. The price starts at 42,413.11 euros.
The European bestseller provides up to 31 mi/50 km (WLTP) of electric range. The plug-in hybrid powertrain comprises a 1.4-liter TSI engine supported by an electric motor as a booster in the Hybrid mode.
Recuperation during braking recharges the battery. Depending on the situation, the TSI is switched off, and electrical energy is enough on long trips.
The driver can manually activate the GTE mode: the electric motor and the TSI engine join forces generating together a top system torque of 295 lb-ft (400 Nm).
The vehicle starts in the EV mode. The total PHEV system power is 180 kW. The battery is exclusively charged by AC from domestic sockets with up to 2.3 kW or charging stations with a max of 3.6 kW.
Life, Elegance, and R-Line trim levels are available for the Tiguan eHybrid.
The standard equipment includes a Digital Cockpit with specific e-displays, a three-zone Air Care Climatronic; a leather multifunction steering wheel with paddles for the 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox; Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Lane Assist; 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails; a mobile phone interface, rain sensor; LED headlights.
The newcomer is part of Volkswagen’s “Way to Zero” program of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2050.
The U.S.-spec 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan costs between $25,245 and $39,095. It is available in five trims: S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. All come with a turbo-four engine, an eight-speed AT, base front-wheel, and optional all-wheel drive.