Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Jan 12, 2017

Category: Rides

Looks like some more good news out of Detroit from the German automaker. Volkswagen just unveiled the GTE Active concept version of their Tiguan sport utility vehicle. It’s an all-wheel-drive vehicle meeting the needs of the future as a zero-emissions SUV when operating in electric mode, but also boasts the power to hit the outdoors and meet our needs for a dependable off-road capable vehicle.

In short, the five-seater is the all-wheel hybrid featuring a turbocharged direct-injection engine along with an electric motor at both the front and rear axle of the SUV for a combined 224 horsepower. Under normal driving conditions, the Tiguan is powered by the rear electric motor, however, when traction loss is detected or one of the all-wheel/off-road programs are engaged the front axle motor too in engaged within a matter of seconds. The SUV also boasts a total range of 580 miles on a full battery and tank and is raised close to two inches more than the regular Tiguan.

The GTE also hosts a multi-purpose roof rack, tow hooks, a skid plate, and 16-inch knobby tires for a complete off-road experience. Additionally, inside the ride is a modern infotainment system featuring a 9.2-inch touchscreen boasting gesture control technology which eliminates the need to any hard keys or rotary knobs. Clearly a step in the right direction for Volkswagen. More information is available through their website.

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Luminox’s Latest Field Watch Deserves to Be on Your Wrist Every Day

The Atacama Field Automatic blends handsome looks with Luminox’s signature rugged build quality.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

Elevate Your Lightweight Style with this Graphene-Infused Shirt Jacket

Proof’s Moonweight Shirt Jacket should be your go-to layer this fall.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner
Featured Image

Ducati Adds 1100 Tribute PRO & Urban Motard Specs to Its Scrambler Lineup

A tribute to Ducati's first L-Twin engine alongside a pure hooligan machine.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

Lexus Blends Performance, Luxury, and Technology in Their Flagship SUV

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is redesigned, filled with tech, and ready for the great outdoors.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

Honda’s New Line of EVs Looks Like An Elegant Take on The Cybertruck

The announcement of the e:N Series came during a digital press conference on Honda's electrification strategy in China.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

Behold the Cast of Cars from the New ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Flick

Director Steven Caple Jr. reveals a cast of iconic '80s & '90s era movie cars.

Posted By

Oct 13, 2021