Volkswagen, the German automaker has officially announced the launch of its all-new Tiguan eHybrid SUV globally as a part of its electric mobility initiative. The e-Hybrid version of the Tiguan SUV is priced at EUR 42,413 in Germany which is approximately Rs 37.93 lakh in India. The carmaker is also accepting pre-orders for the SUV. As the company is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, the plug-in hybrids like the Tiguan eHybrid are important steps to achieve its target of becoming a CO2-neutral company by 2050.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid is available three equipment packs including, Life, Elegance and R-Line. The SUV comes with standard features like Digital Cockpit, three-zone automatic air conditioning, leather multi-function steering wheel with paddles, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, 17-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. All the Tiguan models come equipped with additional features like Lane Assist, a mobile phone interface, rain sensor, LED headlights and more.
The all-new Tiguan eHybrid SUV comes powered by a 1.4-litre TSI engine which is supported by an electric motor and comes mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The drivers on the Tiguan eHybrid can manually activate GTE mode wherein electric motor and TSI engine jointly can generate a maximum torque of 400 Nm. The plug-in hybrid drive generates a system power of 241 bhp. It also acts as an additional booster in the Hybrid mode and can run on its electric system alone covering a distance of around 50 km.
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Positioned in front of the rear axle, the battery pack can be charged by AC using a charger with a connector for conventional, domestic sockets with a maximum of 2.3 kW, or with up to 3.6 kW at a charging station or home charging station. The plug-in hybrid drive has been programmed so that the car can start in EV mode, provided the battery is sufficiently charged