The company promised to turn the crossover to “plug-in hybrid” during a routine facelift.
At Volkswagen, apparently, quite satisfied with the popular electric versions of their models. For example, according to an official statement, VW has already received this year about 20 thousand orders for the electric hatch up! and every seventh buyer “Passat” selects the GTE version with a gasoline engine, electric motor, and capable of recharging from regular outlet.
VW hybrid range will expand at least two new models this year. Before the end of 2020 the company plans to introduce in the European market electrified modification of the popular crossover Tiguan: “Memorandum of intent” VW hid in a report about the success of other similar models.
In China, the “Tiguan” already have a hybrid variant, which is equipped with a 208-horsepower setup on the basis of the 1.4-liter turbo engine. What VW plans to equip the electrified “Tiguan” for the Europeans, not yet specified, but according to preliminary data, the crossover for adapting the motors, which are installed on the Passat GTE.
This powerplant develops 215 HP and 400 Nm and is accompanied by a 13-kilowatt battery pack that allows you to move the electric range is about 50 km from the Same fate promised to the word, and the family Arteon, which should soon grow a sport wagon.
It is curious that, according to rumors, the hybrid powerplant will appear in the “Tiguan” during a scheduled update, which is also scheduled for this year. It is expected that fully disclose all the technical details VW can in the next few months.