Range of 580 Miles
Moving towards long-term regulations and goals for fuel efficiency and emissions, the GTE Active Concept's range of 580 total miles when combining traditional fuel and electric power is downright impressive. Boasting an estimated 33mpg from its turbocharged and direct-injected TSI engine (displacement wasn't disclosed) while wearing much higher rolling resistance rubber and a much less aero-friendly roof rack and lighting system, the vehicle proves that environmental regulations don't have to mean the end of fun. And to ensure the crossover is capable off-road, the 4Motion system features six Active Control programs- each with their own special purpose.
Rugged by Interior Design
The interior of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept has seen its fair share of updates as well. Dark aluminum trim panels are used on both the door panels and instrument surround, dark chrome is used on the steering wheel, and "Dragon Red" accents on the air vent surrounds all work to drive home the rugged theme, as does the two-tone seating upholstery.
Featuring both a 9.2 inch high-resolution touchscreen and an updated version of Volkswagen's Active Info Display gauge cluster, the Tiguan GTE Active Concept has a highly customizable display layout. To put it simply, ten different types of content can be displayed- any thing from Media, to phone and even special instruments for the off-road 4Motion program like an altimeter and compass.
Now, the next logical question is will this concept ever come to production. To be honest, the chances are better than most. We'll already be getting a version of the Tiguan, so the GTE variant is a very real possibility. Then factor in that the Beetle Dune is quite similar in concept, and will be hitting showrooms in the springs, and you can quickly see that the Active (or something like it) could make its way into showrooms. And although Volkswagen has yet to officially comment, it'd be nice to see them pit something against Jeeps's Cherokee Trailhawk.
Check out more images of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept above.