New 2017 Tiguan GTE Active Concept

New 2017 Tiguan GTE Active Concept

Extreme off-road version of second-generation Tiguan features plug-in hybrid drivetrain and gesture control-enabled infotainment system

  • Based on the second-generation Tiguan
  • Volkswagen’s first SUV to use the new Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)
  • Plug-in hybrid system has 148-horsepower gasoline engine and two electric motors
  • Vehicle can travel up to 20 miles in zero-emissions electric mode
  • Enhanced off-road performance and new 4MOTION Active Control drive programs
  • New infotainment system has 9.2-inch display and can be operated by intuitive gesture control

Wolfsburg / Detroit, January 2016 — The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept makes its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in the country that popularized the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). The vehicle’s most striking innovation is its efficient plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, which can supply all four wheels with power, either automatically or at the push of a button. This concept proves how much potential plug-in hybrid systems have. The all-wheel-drive system’s technology ensures that this SUV can offer supreme off-road performance, even in all-electric mode.

The five-seat concept is based on the completely redeveloped second-generation Tiguan. The GTE Active Concept reflects the great technical versatility of the new SUV, which will arrive to the U.S. market in 2017 with a longer wheelbase and available seven-seat functionality. For Volkswagen, the new Tiguan marks the kickoff of an SUV product offensive that will significantly expand the range of vehicles offered, especially in North America.

The concept car starts every journey in all-electric E-mode as a zero emissions vehicle. Normally, the rear wheels are driven, but if there is loss of traction, the front wheels are engaged within fractions of a second. Four-wheel-drive is also activated when the driver selects 4MOTION® Active Control or when GTE-mode is selected, for instance. The vehicle can cover up to 20 miles in all-electric mode. The driving range, based on a battery capacity of 12.4 kWh and a 16.9-gallon fuel tank, is 580 miles.

Volkswagen has configured the design, packaging and technical features of the SUV to be as innovative as its plug-in hybrid drive system. The Tiguan is the first SUV to be based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), and demonstrates intelligent space utilization. The GTE Active Concept projects an authentic off-road look and makes a powerful impression with its stylish, taut proportions.

Moreover, the Tiguan GTE Active Concept is also equipped with safety systems such as Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking and pedestrian monitoring, an active hood for pedestrian protection, Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Another highlight of the concept car is its infotainment system: the Tiguan GTE Active Concept features the top level of the latest generation infotainment systems and is equipped with a 9.2-inch touchscreen, gesture control (implemented for the first time in this class), an Active Info Display (fully digital instruments) and a head-up display.

Read all the details at Media.VW.com

It’s Back!

Volkswagen’s most excellent $0 down lease special is back! For a limited time, get into any new 2013 VW for practically just your signature! Volkswagen has moved up the timetable for this special, so take advantage while the availability is best!

SIGN THEN DRIVE LEASE OFFERS

42 month terms-

2012 Beetle 2.5L: $259 with $0 Due At Signing (DAS)
2013 Beetle 2.5L: $279 with $0 DAS
2013 Golf S Dr MT: $239 with $0 DAS
2013 Jetta S Sedan MT: $189 with $0 DAS
2013 SportWagen S MT: $269 with $0 DAS
2013 Passat S w/ Appearance: $239 with $0 DAS
2013 Tiguan S FWD: $279 with $0 DAS
2013 Tiguan S 4Motion: $299 with $0 DAS
2013 CC Sport w/ Lighting Pkg: $319 with $0 DAS
2013 Eos Komfort: $419 with $0 DAS
2013 Touareg V6 Sport: $559 with $0 DAS

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Tutorial: Steering Wheel Controls

A short tutorial on the use of the left-hand steering wheel mounted controls available from VW.  These are available on the new Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, CC, Sportwagen, Tiguan, GTI, Golf, Touareg and Beetle.  Some vehicles vary slightly.

 

Sign Then Drive Event

The VW “Sign-Then-Drive” Event is back!  Now you can get into a new VW for practically just your signature, they say and its true.  Pretty darn awesome!

Vehicles included in this event are the all-new 2011 Jetta, Golf, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and GTI!  The details are $0 down payment, $0 first months payment and you’re in the car!  The only thing you have to come up with is your DMV fees, because lets face it, California needs the cash.

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