Volkswagen is testing a new plug-in hybrid TiguanMarch 4, 2018
New Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV can debut at the end of April at the international motor show in Beijing.
Concern Volkswagen has begun winter tests of a new plug-in hybrid version of the crossover Tiguan. The novelty will be oriented to the Chinese market. Pictures of the test specimen without camouflage were at the disposal of the publication Motor1.
In 2015, the German company has already released the concept Tiguan GTE with a hybrid plug-in installation. The prototype has similarities to this concept. In particular, he received a front bumper with the same C-shaped LED daytime running lights and air intakes. However, the test specimen has an enlarged wheelbase, like the European Allspace or the Chinese Tiguan L.
Also, the car lost the GTE label on the radiator grille. Instead, the PHEV logo is installed in this place. Perhaps this is how the production version of the hybrid plug-in will be called.
Technical characteristics of the novelty are kept secret. Volkswagen will inform them closer to the public premiere. It is expected that the hybrid power plant will be borrowed from the concept, and will consist of a 1.4-liter petrol turbo engine TSI and one electric motor. The total capacity can be 220 horsepower, and the power reserve on one electric traction – up to 50 kilometers. Perhaps in two years the characteristics have improved and will exceed the projected ones.
The orientation of Volkswagen in terms of the production of electrified versions of its models to China is due to the fact that there from 2025 it will be prohibited to sell and produce purely gasoline and diesel cars.