Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures and details of the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid.

According to Volkswagen the Golf GTE benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.

The Golf GTE is driven by two engines: a 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 100bhp electric motor integrated into the gearbox housing.The Golf GTE uses a six-speed DSG gearbox with a triple-clutch system specially developed for hybrid vehicles.

Combined power output is 203bhp and 350Nm of torque. With the right conditions, a full tank and full battery the range is up to 580 miles.

0-62mph comes in 7.6 seconds and the top speed is 135mph. In purely EV mode the top speed is 81mph and range up to 31 miles from a 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Fuel efficiency is very impressive, with an expected combined cycle figure of 188mpg and CO2 emissions of 35 g/km.

The battery weighs 120kg, giving the GTE a total kerbweight of 1,520kg.

Visually, the Golf GTE combines elements from the e-Golf and the GTI. Available exclusively as a five-foot hatch, the Golf GTE features C-shaped LED daytime running lights, aerodynamic horizontal ‘fins’, blue accents, LED headlights and 18-inch ‘Serron’ alloy wheels.

The GTE also comes with an e-manager which allows the driver to preset vehicle charging, as well as interior cooling or heating via Volkswagen Car-Net app on a smartphone.

The Golf GTE will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show with ordering books opening in late August with first deliveries end of the year.


RELATED POSTS

2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe spied inside-out with new details
1949 Porsche 356 Gmünd Coupe made in Austria
2015 MINI Clubman prototype continues testing on the Nürburgring
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR prototype revealed ahead of Goodwood debut
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman patent pictures are here
Bristol announces a new model in more than a decade, set for launch in 2015
Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completes Hockenheimring lap without a driver at racing speed
Tesla announces Roadster 3.0 package with a 400+ mile range
Ford begins taking applications for all-new GT supercar
McLaren teases new model ahead of Goodwood debut
Volkswagen makes history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak
New Megane R.S. 300 Trophy on sale now
Tags: , , , ,