While the country’s largest motor show is just about to begin in a couple of weeks, another compact crossover from Volkswagen is likely to make an impression at this event. It just a wild guess about second generation model of Tiguan which is based on the company’s MQB platform and displayed at Frankfurt Motor Show in last year.
The new generation model will come with a gasoline-electric equation which is similar to the company’s another ongoing car Golf GTE. Generated power is delivered to only rear wheels, but all-wheel drive can also come in action when the driver activates front wheel option. It all depends on the selected mode. The car in question here Tiguan GTE concept, features a 148 bhp gasoline and a 12.4 kWh battery pack that can combine to transfer impressive power for whatever wheel-drive you select. Its six-speed DSG transmission only manages to send power to the front wheels because rear ones can be moved solely by electricity.
In a bid to make it more impressive, Tiguan GTE concept comes with next generation features and with unique attachments which allow driver to select different modes in unlike situations like hybrid mode, and into EV mode or GTE mode. The other setting includes console-mounted dial to drive at rocks, sludge, sand and gravel. Inside the cabin, it will be featured with new infotainment system included with 9.2 inches display, Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Compared to the last model, it will be standing slightly higher along with improved ground clearance and departure angle to use at both on and off roads.
Anyway, the Tiguan GTE concept is much popular in the other European market and might be a success to create huge competition to the other premium SUVs like Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and others.