VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept Review

The Volkswagen has promised to launch a second-generation based, seven-passenger automobile in the United States in the coming year. Hybrid vehicles are launched every year, but the VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept arrives with the most striking innovation comprising the stale gasoline and electricity equation as well as two electric motors that power the front and back wheels separately. The auto makes its first appearance at the (NAIAS) North American International Auto Show, in the country known for its Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) regard.

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept - front

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept – Interior and Exterior Design

The second-generation Tiguan concept is 176.9 inches in length, 69.5 inches in height and 74.8 inches in width. It also has a 105.6 inches wheelbase. On its exterior is a Dragon Red Metallic concept structure on a superb base with the existing Tiguan vehicle. Additional exterior changes on the vehicle will include a strong front skid plate that is particularly designed for off-road drives, an aluminum shield that arrives with four black polymer guards which guarantee protection against contact with heavy stones and scrubs and can be replaced easily after a tremendous trip through the jungle. The front cushion is also polished in an all-terrain aspect made of “Dark Graphite” durable polymer. Its LED headlights are completed by standard C- shaped LED Lights, an autograph of all Volkswagen hybrid models and electric vehicles.


The German Automakers also modified the interior space of VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept to match up with the all exterior parts. For example, the trim strips of polished, dark aluminum that covers the door panels correspond the materials fixed in the front and rear guards as well as the roof components. Furthermore, fine “Dragon Red” bands in the air vent frames resemble the exterior paint color. The seat surfaces and door inserts are all furnished in “Rhodium Grey”, whereas the side surfaces and seatbacks are decorated in “Dark Graphite”. Another dominant technology inside this car model is the digital Active Info Display and the recently innovated infotainment system. It has a sizeable touchscreen that can be operated by gesture control since it is the pivotal console that maneuvers the climate controls.

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept - interior

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept – Engine and Performance

A 148 hp turbocharged engine fed with gasoline will provide extra power to the front wheels due to a six-speed automatic transmission as well as use the front motor to charge the VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept batteries. The gasoline engine is on the other hand capable of running the four wheels without electric support. By use of a console fitted dial, one can access driving options for Sludge, Gravel Rock, and Sand. Other parameters include On-Road, Snow, Sports Charge, and Battery Hold used for maintaining battery charge. A distinct button enables the driver to adjust the car from Hybrid mode to EV mode or GTE as well as allowing for a maximum speed of 120 mph.

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept - rear

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept – Price and Release Date

The official price for VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept has not been stated. Nevertheless, due to its sophisticated and latest technology combined with its incredible gasoline engine, its price is expected to be quite higher. The release date for VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept has not yet been stated as it is still on DIAS. It is most likely that it will be unleashed to market late this year or early 2017.

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