Our fabulous new plug-in hybrid - The Golf GTE

Available to Test Drive at Drift Bridge Volkswagen

Our new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback combines with benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI. It provides the fifth variety of drive type for the Golf, which is now available with petrol, diesel, electric and hyrbid power.

The name of the Golf GTE reflects its position in the line-up alongside the iconic petrol-powered GTI and the diesel GTD. Where 'GT' stands fro 'Gran Tourismo' 'I' stands for 'Injection', 'D' for Diesel and 'E' for Electricity.

Visually, the Golf GTE combines elements of the look of the e-Golf and the GTI. The front bumper features C-shaped LED daytime running lights, as well as aerodynamic horizontal 'fins', like those on the GTI. Where the GTI features red accents, the GTE's are blue. The headlights, as are all lights on the GTE, are LED. 18" 'Serron' Alloy Wheels are standard and the GTE is available as a five-door bodystyle only.

The Golf GTE is driven by two engines: a 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor. Together, they combine to produce power of 204 PS and a theorectical range of around 580 miles.

Using the electric motor alone, the GTE is capable of speeds of 81mph. With the TSI engine as well, the Golf GTE can sprint from zero to 62mph in 7.6 seconds and on to 135mph.

Alongside this impressive performance, the Golf GTE offers remarkable fuel efficiency, with a combined cycle figure of 188 mpg* and CO2 emissions of 35g/km* (*provisional data). In pure electric mode (activated at the press of a button), the Golf GTE can travel up to 31 miles, depending on conditions, and the electric power can also be saved - for example when driving to a zero-emissions zone.

Inside, as on the outside, the Golf GTE features blue highlights where the GTI has red. This includes stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and seats, and a blue stripe in the tarten pattern on the sports seats.

The 8-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation system and DAB radio and Bluetooth is standard, and includes bespoke functions for electric vehicles, including the abiliity to identify potential destinations on electric range, and electric charging points.

The GTE will also feature an e-manager which allows the driver to preset vehicle charging, as well as interior cooling or heating. These functions can also be operated remotely using the Volkswagen Car-Net app on a smartphone: a three year subscription will be included.

The vehcile speedometer and tachometer are familiar, and the latter is supplemented by a power meter in the central display, which shows the status of the battery, whether or not power is being used and the intensity of any regeneration.

For more information and to arrive a test drive please contact our Sales Department