In anticipation of offering new or refreshed crossover SUVs in the near future, Volkswagen brings a new concept to the Detroit Auto Show.
The interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept features a new gesture-controlled infotainment system with a 9.2-inch display.
All instruments are fully digital and there is a heads up display, along with App-Connect, which will connect your smart phone to the head unit via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or MirrorLink.
Auxiliary LED spotlights could help light up the night during off-road excursions.
Roof rails add to the rugged look of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept.
The Tiguan GTE Active Concept would be just as comfortable on the pavement, with both an on-road and sport mode.
A short front overhang contributes to an approach angle of 26.1 degrees.
A little three-wheeled action in the soft sand from the Tiguan GTE Active Concept.
The width of the concept is 74.8-inches, about two inches wider than the Mazda cx-5.
The front and rear skid plates on the concept are easy to replace, should they get marred by any rocks or debris.
The Tiguan GTE Active Concept is based on the all-new Tiguan, set to arrive in the United States in 2017.
16-inch wheel wrapped with aggressive rubber contribute to the adventurous feeling of the concept.
No word on whether the Tiguan GTE Active Concept will go into production, but it is a handsome fellow indeed.
The Tiguan GTE Active Concept features a four cylinder turbocharged gasoline-powered engine, knocking out 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
Energy created during breaking is fed into the battery.
If the battery isn't sufficiently charged, the gasoline engine starts and the front electric motor acts as a generator for the rear electric motor. With a full battery capacity of 12.4kWh and a 16.9 gallon fuel tank, the expected range is impressive at 580 miles.
Full 221 horsepower will propel the Tiguan GTE Active Concept from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds.
The concept can go 20 miles in zero-emission all electric mode.