VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN GTE ACTIVE CONCEPT
One of the concepts from Detroit that looks most production-ready is the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept, and for good reason, as it has already been confirmed for production. It will begin arriving in North American showrooms next year.
Power for the GTE Active Concept comes from a turbocharged, direct-injection TSI gas engine mated to a six-speed DSG automatic that produces 148 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Two electric motors working in conjunction with the engine put out 54 horsepower at the wheels in front and 114 in the rear. Total system output is rated at 221 horsepower that’s sent through all four wheels via 4MOTION.
The GTE Active Concept is just the first of what Volkswagen is promising will become an ‘SUV product offensive’ that will see the German marque offer a wider range of utility vehicles worldwide, but in North America in particular.