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Three part comment:
  1. Have you considered the Mazda CX-60 PHEV? - slightly larger than the Tiguan, more power (329HP combined) and equivalent toys and equipment CX-60 drive. I've just had a confirmed build date in July from Mazda, which equates with August/early September delivery. I've no idea what date they would give you if you ordered today.
  2. My Tiguan PHEV order, with lots of options, is build week 49 (early December). I asked my VW dealer where I stood with cancellation and he said I could cancel any time before build, and even after build they would have no problem selling it as a cancelled order. I've left the order in place in case there is a disaster with the Mazda delivery.
  3. Before I ordered the VW I nearly placed an order for the Volvo XC-40, but at the time they just dropped a number of driver assistance features, which I considered non-negotiable. I would check if you would be getting the features you want. Of course, if I had been more flexible I would be driving a Volvo now.
I would say that there is no downside to leaving your order in place - check with your dealer. In the meantime, take a good look around - what is the lead time on the Cupra for instance?

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I'll keep an eye on it. They do hybrids in other models, I would think it's only a matter of time.
It might be a while for a PHEV CX-5 - Mazda only do one PHEV which is the soon to be launched CX-60. Their roadmap covers the next year and covers new 6 cylinder engines for the CX-60 (both diesel and petrol). Also there should be an interesting range extender version of the electric CX-30. I am surprised that there are not more range extender models from other manufacturers - you get the simplicity of on only-electric drive train (no clutch, gearbox etc). No range anxiety because the petrol engine recharges the battery on long journeys and the petrol generator can run at its most efficient revs. On short journeys you top up the battery from your home charger. Nissan come close with their e-Power on the new Quashqai, but it has only a small battery and the petrol generator has to run all the time so fuel consumption is comparable to a normal mild hybrid.
Am I the only one who thinks that a range extender is a better stepping stone in our path to full electrification?
 

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I have one of the London taxi vans which does this and maybe it’s just that particular product but it’s noisy and not very nice to drive with the range extender running.. also the petrol tank is small and it’s averaging about 35mpg
That's a shame, thanks for the real world information. It feels as though it should be possible to keep a modern well insulated engine quiet, particularly when it isn't connected to the gearbox or transmission, but obviously LEVC haven't managed that with their Volvo engined taxi.
I hope the CX-30 is implemented better 🤞(warning US site may not reflect European availability)
 
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