Another compact crossover/SUV is getting a plug-in hybrid version in Europe.
Volkswagen unveiled the new, highly updated Tiguan compact SUV, which in 2019 was the top-selling model for the brand and for the entire Group, with 910,000 units produced (over 6 million cumulatively).
The comprehensive update includes a new interior (MIB III infotainment system) and exterior styling (more muscular appearance), as well as new driver-assistance (like Travel Assist and Predictive ACC) and comfort features. But most importantly, Tiguan will finally be available also in the plug-in hybrid version (hinted at a few months ago here and here), named Tiguan eHybrid.
According to the press release, the Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid, just like the top of the line Tiguan R, will be offered only in Europe, but there are no details about pricing or launch date. In the U.S., only the conventional, long-wheelbase version will be available.
“The normal wheelbase Tiguan goes on sale shortly in Europe. The U.S. will continue to receive the long-wheelbase version, which receives the same design changes and features noted above. The U.S. Tiguan will arrive in Fall 2021 as a 2022 model.”
The all-electric WLTP range of the Tiguan eHybrid is expected at up to 50 km (31 miles), using a 13 kWh battery.