As an alternative of increasing the prevailing Tiguan lineup for American clients, it appears more likely that VW will as a substitute pump extra time, cash, and energy into electrical choices for its North American clients. With the ID.Buzz, VW already went via the immense job of “Americanizing” a really Euro-centric automobile by stretching out the wheelbase, including extra seats, and slapping in a much bigger battery.
To not say a PHEV Tiguan would not be good, and an electrical vary of 60 or so miles earlier than the fuel engine kicks in is not too shabby both. That being mentioned, the worldwide lineup of Volkswagen has all the time differed from what Individuals have for choices.
Take VW’s sibling model Audi for example. In Europe, the lineup is stuffed with hybrid choices, whereas plug-ins are conspicuously absent from the U.S. Audi sellers, as a substitute providing full EV e-tron fashions. VW will possible observe the identical method and decide to maintain the Tiguan decidedly gas-powered, no less than in the interim.