Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept Video, First Look

Volkswagen is turning its attention to electrified vehicles in wake of its diesel scandal.

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the German automaker rolled out the Tiguan GTE Active concept, a more off-road capable version of the Tiguan GTE concept that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. As an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the Tiguan GTE Active concept features a turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Total combined system output comes in at 221 horsepower, giving it a 6.4-second zero-to-62 mph time.

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The concept is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and packs numerous off-road bits including a skid plate, aluminum tow hooks, a roof rack and auxiliary lights.

Along with the BUDD-e concept that debuted at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it’s evident that Volkswagen is turning to a new direction for the future. Get a closer look at the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active concept by watching our first look video below.

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