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Volkswagen Golf GTE PlugIn Hybrid Geneva Motor Show Preview

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen has released full of its all-new Golf GTE, a hybrid model making its at the upcoming Geneva Motor

The German automaker has chosen the GTE moniker as a way of tying the model its GTI and GTD gasoline and diesel sports but as the ‘E’ suggests an electric is the main characteristic of the new car.

‘MQB’ platform used the Golf allows pretty any powertrain to be fitted, from internal combustion models, the new plug-in hybrid to full vehicles such as the e-Golf.

Under the skin, the GTE essentially its components with that of A3 Sportback e-tron. another on the MQB platform.

That means a 148-horsepower gasoline four-cylinder under-hood space with a electric motor.

Because of the way in engines and electric motors peak power, combined is 201 horsepower, with 258 pounds-feet of on tap between the two units.

Performance somewhere between the gasoline GTI and the GTD, with a 7.6-second mph sprint time and 135 mph top speed. On power alone, the 101-horsepower can hit 81 mph.

Juice for the motor is provided by a 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The compact pack weighs 265 about 8 percent of the GTE’s 3,360-lb curb weight. claims an all-electric range of 31 with a total electric and range of 584 miles.

On the combined fuel economy cycle, the GTE 157 mpg—though this of course is infinitely variable depending on how much use drivers make of the range each day.

Like the Audi whose it shares, charging is handled via a behind the VW logo in the radiator

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

GTI feel

Volkswagen Golf GTE

In terms of styling, has tread a path somewhere that of the all-out sporty GTI and the e-Golf. Where you’d retro red detailing on the GTI, the GTE blue details. LED lighting is all round for a distinctive visual (and low energy use) and the 16, 17 and 18-inch wheel options are to the model.

Inside the red-to-blue theme retaining the GTI’s tartan but toned down a bit with details, seams and ambient


A 6.5-inch touchscreen is standard on the common to many Golfs but with a few GTE-specific energy features—driving range, energy a 360-degree radius mode for the and programmable charging times.

can also download the Car-Net mobile application, able to various aspects of the car’s as well as programming charging, the air conditioning and accessing the vehicle’s

Unfortunately, and unlike its Audi Volkswagen has no plans to bring the GTE to the U.S.

The car will instead be at the Geneva Motor Show, which point it will go on across Europe. You can find information from the Swiss by heading to our Geneva Motor hub page .

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