Volkswagen To Produce Plug-In Hybrid Golf In 2014

5 years ago by Jay Cole 3

In Lieu Of An Actual Photograph Of The 2014 Golf PHEV (which does not exist), Enjoy This Stock Photo Of A Standard Golf

In Lieu Of An Actual Photograph Of The 2014 Golf PHEV (which does not exist), Enjoy This Stock Photo Of A Standard Golf

Given all Volkswagen’s plug-in announcements this week, we figure it might just be easier for them to tell us which vehicles in their lineup won’t have a plug in the future.

Today, we have more details and a release date on an extended range VW Golf, that will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The Golf plug-in hybrid has essentially the same set-up as the aforementioned Audi A3 e-tron.

The car is equipped with a dual-clutch e-S tronic 6-speed gearbox, and a 1.4-liter TFSI internal combustion engine that puts out 150 HP,  with a 75 kW/101 hp electric motor.

When used in conjunction the two motors give the VW a total of 204 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which result in  0-62 mph time of  7.6 seconds (the exact same as it’s sister Audi).

Volkswagen says that the car will get 188 MPG in the UK, which theoretically translates to about 156 MPG in the US.  However, once the EPA is done with testing it,we estimate a rating of about 105 MPGe; as a comparision, the Chevrolet Volt is rated at 98 MPGe

Also like the Audi A3 e-tron, Volkswagen says it’s 2013 Golf plug-in hybrid can travel about 31 miles based on the Euro-zone NEDC standard, (which translates to about 22 miles in the US), up to a maximum speed of 81 mph. 

VW states the extended range Golf will go into production in 2014.  No pricing has yet been given, but whatever you were thinking seemed reasonable on the A3 e-tron, just make this $10,000 less.

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3 responses to "Volkswagen To Produce Plug-In Hybrid Golf In 2014"

  1. taser54 says:

    The arrival of every new plug-in competitor vehicle, reinforces how amazing the design of the Chevy Volt is. Granted, it may not be what BEV purists want, but not one manufacturer has been able to replicate the combination of features the Volt offers, yet sell it at that price.

  2. Mark H says:

    Driving one as my main source of transportation I have to agree. Although I agree there is going to be a market for the 20 mile EREV, I still feel the 40 mile EREV will better meet the market demand. IMO, only a large difference in price will alter that. Time will tell.

    I love this report. Concise with all the main specs and a strong statement in the opening line.

    “Given all Volkswagen’s plug-in announcements this week, we figure it might just be easier for them to tell us which vehicles in their lineup won’t have a plug in the future.”

  3. Turbofroggy says:

    Dear Volkswagen,

    How about your actually build and sell plug-in anything and start selling it in the US. I am not talking about a compliance car just for California in limited lease only situations, I am talking about a plug-in anything sold at every VW dealer nationwide.
    Two of the local Nissan dealers here sold more Leafs than any other Nissan model