Volkswagen Is Preparing New Engines for the Tiguan and Arteon

The German company will expand the range of hybrids to five models by the end of the year.

Volkswagen continues to expand its lineup of hybrid models. After the release of the Golf GTE, Passat GTE and Touareg R, the German conglomerate introduced the hybrid variants of the Tiguan and Arteon. The two models will be added to the European model range by the end of 2020.

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The hybrid SUV concept was presented by the company in 2015. However, this model was released only in China in 2019. In Europe, the Tiguan GTE is expected to come with a transmission from the more powerful Golf GTE. This means that the car will be equipped with a 1.4-liter TSI direct-injection petrol engine (148 hp). The DSG gearbox will feature an electric motor that can add up to 136 hp.

A 13-kWh lithium-ion battery will be located in the floor of the luggage compartment and will allow driving up to 50 km only on electric power. At the same time, the new cellular technology will reduce the size of the batteries compared to those previously used in the first generation Golf GTE.

It should be noted that VW has not yet provided official specifications of the new model, including the Arteon GTE. Insiders, however, are confident that the hybrid sedan will get the same plug-in transmission as the next Tiguan GTE.

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