Volkswagen to Showcase Tiguan Plug-in Hybrid Concept Next Week

Volkswagen will debut a new Tiguan plug-in hybrid concept next week at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

Enveloped in a massive diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen is turning its attention to showcasing hybrid powertrains to strengthen its position in electrified vehicles.

Although the company has already shown the Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, it is reported that the concept being shown next week will be a more off-road capable variant. It will be based on the next-generation Tiguan and the concept will reflect the German automaker’s push in both electrified vehicles and SUV models in the U.S. market.

Previously, Volkswagen announced it would release three new or redesigned crossovers within the next three years, models that will play an important role in the growing segment.

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In total, the Volkswagen Group plans to launch 20 new plug-in hybrids or battery electric vehicles by 2020, a direction that has become increasingly more important with the ongoing diesel scandal.

This week at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen unveiled the BUDD-e concept, previewing the possible revival of the Microbus in electric vehicle form.

[Source: Automotive News]

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