Considering how long the GTE version of the Golf and Passat has been in exsitence it's almost strnge the amount of time we have had to wait for a Tiguan version of the Hybrid set up, but the increasing pressure on manufacturers to lowewr overall CO2 levels along with the drop in diesel sales has meant a lot more hybrids are appearing, and the Tiguan GTE is one of them. Volkswagen have revamped and improved the technology seen on the Golf GTE hybrid for the new MK8 model with more power and torque suitable for a heavier car like this, and hopefully we will see an even larger battery in the Tiguan allowing an electric only range of 30-35 miles (the new GTE Mk8 golf has a 13kWh battery that allows this) and possibly even a pair of electric motors mounted in each axle for 4 wheel drive as standard, though the Passat and Golf are front wheel drive only.
Most Hybrid cars function in one of two ways – either as a “Mild” version which has a smaller battery and recharged energy from the engine, and recoups it during deceleration and braking, to supplement power to the car at lower speeds and save you maybe 5-10% in fuel economy, or the more advanced but usually more expensive “plug-in” option which charges up either from a home charger or a more powerful public charger, and allows the car to run in electric only mode at lower speeds and smaller throttle openings – ranges are typically around 30-35 miles of electric only running but this is improving all the time from better battery technology, perfect for around town and general commuting, though if you’re doing mainly longer runs at high speeds then you’re effectively just carrying around a heavy battery and extra electric motor for nothing and not seeing the benefits, so something like a diesel may still be a better choice for you in that situation. Most plug-in hybrid models come with an automatic gearbox as standard to optimise fuel efficiency, and are several thousand pounds more on the list price than their standard petrol versions but due to the enhanced resale values are typically only a few pounds a month more on the leasing price - so it’s well worth comparing how much you would saving in fuel costs, for example if the car is £30 a month more to lease but will save you £200 a month in petrol it’s a no brainer to choose one.
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