The Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid is now open for order, available in Life, Elegance and R-Line trims. The eHybrid drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a powerful electric motor, resulting in a peak system output of 245PS. It is available on value-packed Life, luxury-focused Elegance and sporty R-Line trims, with the Life trim starting at £35,515 OTR.
The new model can reach a top speed of 127mph and a brisk 0 to 62mph acceleration time in 7.5 seconds, while maintaining low running costs thanks to its eHybrid drivetrain. An electric-only range of up to 30 miles is available from the Tiguan eHybrid’s 10.4kWh battery.
The Tiguan eHybrid always begins journeys in all-electric E-MODE if the battery is sufficiently charged, meaning that those who travel less than 30 miles per day will be using pure electric power. E-MODE can also be used at top speeds of up to 80mph. The eHybrid ‘s intelligent powertrain can reserve electric power to be used later in a journey. The car can also charge the battery on the move with brake energy recuperation and via the petrol engine.
With the Tiguan eHybrid trim options starting with Life, standard equipment for the model includes 3-zone automatic climate control; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist; front and rear parking sensors; and a Discover Media Navigation infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. IQ. Light LED matrix headlights with multiple lighting modes for different driving environments and scenarios also feature as standard on the Tiguan eHybrid Life and Elegance. These are optionally available for R-Line models.
Nick O’Neill, Head of Fleet at Volkswagen UK, said: “The brilliant Tiguan is already regarded as a great all-rounder, and with the introduction of the Tiguan eHybrid this appeal is boosted even further. Our latest plug-in hybrid brings a fleet-friendly 11-13% BIK taxation rate (depending on specification) and low running costs to its long list of skills and attributes."
“It’s not just fleet managers and company car drivers who will love the Tiguan eHybrid though – the family-friendly Tiguan is up for almost any challenge life can throw at it, and now there’s the flexibility of local trips with zero-tailpipe-emissions to add to the list.”