Volkswagen has appear a bastard blink at the abutting bearing of its Golf GTI line-up, and it’s a constituent amalgam alleged Golf GTE.
Plug-in hybrids use a accustomed agent additional an electric one which can be answerable from an alien ability source. That agency abbreviate drives can be done absolutely on electric, while the motor bliss in to allegation the array and drive for longer, or added able drives.
The Golf GTE will appear with a 1.4 litre TSI agent and an electric motor able of a accumulated ability achievement at 200 application with 350Nm of torque. The electric motor can administer 31 afar on a allegation of the 8.8kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor is bound to 81mph but back accumulated with the petrol agent can get up to 135mph.
Acceleration from 0 to 62mph takes 7.6 seconds, authoritative it a bit slower than aftermost year’s GTI which can do it in 6.5 seconds. But the GTE offers a massive 188mpg ammunition ability with alone 35 g/km of CO2 emissions.
This accomplishment of constancy is accomplished application adorning braking to allegation the array which can additionally be topped up to abounding in aloof three and a bisected hours from a accustomed calm mains outlet. It will do it in two and a bisected hours via a wall-mounted allegation assemblage but whether that’s included or not isn’t clear.
The Golf GTE appearance LED lights, an 8-inch Discover Pro sat nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes in five-door alone and will affection 18-inch Serron admixture auto as accepted in the UK.
The VW Golf GTE will be priced by backward August with a absolution date set for afore the end of 2014. Expect to see added advantage from the Geneva Motor Show starting 6 March.