SUVs and crossovers others have emerged in recent years as the El Dorado of the automotive sector and Volkswagen took a measurement of the phenomenon. Articulated since the mid-2000s around the Touareg and Tiguan, the range of SIV Wolfsburg will expand down, with two compact models under the Tiguan (which will also be entitled to a long version) and up with a large luxury SUV probably closely derived from the concept T-Prime GTE unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show.
To ensure a decent performance and fuel economy, VW counts on a turbocharged gasoline 2 liter with an automatic 8-speed. An electric motor powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 14 kWh will complement the first. There is talk of a power of 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque for the petrol engine and respectively 134 and 258 for the second. A total of 375 hp and a generous 516 lb.-ft. of torque.
We also note, on-board technology, a new multimedia interface consists of two large screens covered with a single glass surface, gathering instrumentation and center console. Nothing really innovative in itself, except for orders gesture recognition.
Obviously, this concept uses a green powertrain, PHV GTE. The set delivers 381 hp thanks to a petrol engine of 244 hp (370 Nm) and an electric motor with 135 hp around (350 Nm). What claim 2.7 l / 100 km, down the 0-100 km / h in 6 seconds and point to 224 km / h. The battery has a capacity of 7.2 kWh.