The VW Tiguan GTE Active concept has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show and it’s the opposite of the ‘normal’ GTE. Its focus is on things like an increased ground clearance, additional body cladding, roof lights, underbody protection and of course a set of fat off-road tyres.
The GTE Active uses a plug-in hybrid setup that consists of a turbocharged 110kW 1.4-litre petrol engine and two electric motors mounted front and rear, with 40 and 85kW respectively. The gearbox is a six-speed dual-clutch unit.
The total output of the system reaches a combined 164kW, with the driver having the option of engaging the 4Motion AWD system manually via the Active Control switch in the cabin.