The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced in 2016, has just received its mid-cycle restyling. The model, which remains one of the most popular in the Volkswagen Group worldwide, now boasts a wholly renewed aesthetic inspired by the new eighth-generation Golf design.
Still sitting on the MQB modular platform, the compact SUV will enjoy several unpublished versions that will significantly enrich its offer: on the one hand, it will have a sports variant R, and on the other with a new plug-in hybrid mechanics. As in Golf, this latest version receives the trade name eHybrid.
The truth is that Volkswagen has not revealed too much data about the Tiguan eHybrid. However, it is known that it will have a 13 kWh capacity battery, thanks to which it will enjoy autonomy in an electric mode of about 31 mile-range. It has not been confirmed if the pack will take away space from the trunk.
At a mechanical level, we find a configuration already known in other plug-in hybrids from Volkswagen, combining the 156 hp 1.4 TSI gasoline engine with an electric propeller, resulting in total power of 245 hp. The gearbox is a dual-clutch, six-speed DSG automatic.