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.
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.
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.
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