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New Volkswagen Golf GTE

New Volkswagen Golf GTE

Available at Driftbridge Volkswagen in Epsom, Surrey

Matching super-low emissions with high performance, Volkswagen’s Golf GTE is a state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid that combines a conventional engine with a cutting-edge electric motor. Seamlessly switching between the two, the GTE boasts the appeal of a standard GTI with a light carbon diet.

Volkswagen Golf GTE Rear Exterior
Volkswagen Golf GTE Front Interior
Volkswagen Golf GTE Front Exterior


The athletic design of the GTE makes it one of the sportiest plug-in hybrids on the road. From the twin oval chrome exhaust tailpipes and tailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler, through to the stylish blue-striped honeycomb radiator grille, LED headlights and blue-backed Volkswagen logo, the GTE certainly has style. As well as a galvanised, laser-welded body and roof spoiler, the GTE features heat-insulating green-tinted glass and chrome-effect door mirrors with integrated indicators.

Step inside and you’ll find ambient lighting on the dashboard, doors and footwell, as well as LED reading lights and blue instrument lighting. The smart blue colouring continues throughout the GTE, right down to the blue seam stitching on the gear knob, handbrake and adjustable three-spoke steering wheel. When it comes to storage, the Golf GTE has fold-flat rear seats and plenty of room to tuck away your belongings in under-seat drawers, front seat-back pockets and an illuminated, cooler glovebox.

Engines & Performance

Under the bonnet, the Golf GTE features an innovative 201bhp PHEV powertrain comprising a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and Volkswagen’s pioneering electric motor. They’re matched up to a highly efficient six-speed DSG gearbox. With an impressive fuel consumption figure of 166mpg, acceleration of 0-60mph in around 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 138mph, the GTE is both an efficient and speedy all-rounder. The switch between petrol and electric modes is seamless; GTE mode means hardly any engine noise, while regenerative braking enables the battery to be charged from the energy normally lost when braking. This helps to give the GTE a massive range of 939km and only 3.5 hours to fully recharge.


The Golf GTE doesn’t just push the envelope when it comes to engine technology. The Combined Radio Media System (CRMS) also features a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, a DAB digital radio receiver, a multi-device interface, SD card reader, flexible music playback and eight speakers. The multifunction computer also includes gear change recommendations to help improve fuel consumption.

Volkswagen Golf GTE Side Exterior
Volkswagen Golf GTE Front Exterior

Safety and Security

The XDS advanced Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) builds on the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to aid road-holding when tackling tight corners, along with ASR Traction Control. The Golf GTE also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and an audio and visual driver alert system. A range of passive systems are in place too, including a curtain airbag system, front and rear side airbags, and driver’s knee airbag. Meanwhile, a child security lock on the rear door gives peace of mind if you’re travelling with children in tow.

Take a test drive in a Volkswagen Golf GTI today. Head to any of our leading Drift Bridge Group dealerships – we have showrooms in Walton-on-Thames, Epsom and Croydon. Call, visit, or contact us online to get in touch with your nearest team.

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