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Volkwagen adds PHEV to revised Tiguan SUV range

6 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen’s revised Tiguan SUV range will include an eHybrid plug-in hybrid version, offering an electric-only range of around 30 miles.

The PHEV’s powertrain offers a combined 245PS, and can operate in electric-only mode at speeds up to 81mph.

The updated range also features changes to its TDI diesel engines. They will be fitted with two SCR catalytic converters in sequence, each with its own AdBlue injection.

This facilitates a process known as twin dosing, which Volkswagen says significantly reduces NOx emissions compared to the previous model.

Other changes include an all-new front-end, with a new ‘SUV radiator grille’ , while bumpers have also undergone a makeover.

Inside the cabin, Volkswagen has replaced buttons and controls with digital touch panels for the climate control system.

The touch buttons can also optionally be used to operate functions such as the seat, rear window and windscreen heating.

It will also features new infotainment system which allows the user to connect to a variety of online services.

Ralf Brandstatter, chief operating officer and designated CEO of the Volkswagen brand, said: “We launched our global SUV strategy with the second-generation Tiguan in 2016.

“It served as the basis for many successful models worldwide. Volkswagen is now taking the next step by electrifying, digitalising and networking the new Tiguan.

“This will equip the compact SUV to handle the challenges of the modern era.”

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