Volkswagen has launched a new plug-in hybrid version of its popular Tiguan, representing the first time this model has been electrified.
The Tiguan eHybrid joins PHEV versions of the Golf, Passat and Tiguan in the brand’s line-up, and uses the Volkswagen Group’s familiar powertrain that combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 10.4kWh battery.
Here, the total power output is 242bhp (the same as the Golf GTE), which allows for a 0-60mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 127mph.
When the battery is fully charged (which takes five hours using a normal three-pin plug or three hours and 40 minutes with a Type 2 socket), Volkswagen claims it can travel on electricity for 30 miles, and at speeds up to 80mph.
Claimed fuel economy figures of up to 176.6mpg are promised, along with CO2 emissions as low as 38g/km, though the car will need to spend the majority of its time running on electric to secure those kinds of figures.
The low CO2 emissions also mean it has a benefit-in-kind rating as low as 11 per cent, which is ideal for fleet customers.
Prices for the Tiguan eHybrid start from £35,515 for a model in Life trim, which comes as standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, three-zone climate control, Matrix LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
Upgrade to the Elegance – priced from £37,780 – and it adds a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and 10.25-inch digital dials system. Meanwhile the sporty-looking R-Line heads up the range, bringing more attractive styling thanks to its 20-inch alloy wheels, black bodykit and sports seats. This trim costs from £38,120.
The Tiguan eHybrid is now available to order, with first deliveries expected over the coming months.Enquire on a new Volkswagen Tiguan