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Volkswagen Golf GTE

New Volkswagen Golf GTE

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid is back, achieving a WLTP-certified 176mpg and 36g/km CO2.

The GTE supplements a 150 PS, 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a 110 PS electric motor and 13 kWh battery pack, capable of powering the car on electric power alone for up to 32 miles.

With its 245 PS, 400 Nm combination, the Golf GTE reaches a top speed of 140 mph, with a 0-62 mph time of 6.7 seconds. 

Compared with the previous Golf GTE, the Golf 8 GTE’s battery pack is 50% larger, at 13 kWh, with a usable range in electric-only E-MODE of 32 miles (WLTP). The GTE features a purpose-built 6-speed DSG transmission, developed specifically for use with plug-in hybrid models.

Two cables are provided for the Golf GTE – a 10 amp mains charging cable, and a 16 amp AC cable for wallboxes and charge points. With the mains charging cable, the Golf GTE will take around five hours to charge fully at 2.3 kW, and with the 16 amp AC cable at 3.6 kW, it will take around three hours 40 minutes.

The Golf GTE is priced from £35,960.