Volkswagen Golf GTE Featured In Fully Charged – Video

3 years ago by Mark Kane 5

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

In this episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn presents Volkswagen Golf GTE (more details on the GTE here).

Especially interesting are driving impressions from somewhere in Switzerland of the first Volkswagen plug-in hybrid Golf . GTE offers different driving modes, which could be useful.

Sales in the UK should start next March with price of some £33,000 before £5,000 grant, while in Germany pricing was set at at 36,900.

“An all too brief drive of the soon to be launched VolksWagen Golf GTE, the first plug in hybrid Golf.
1.5 litre TSI petrol engine, 100 HP electric motor, 8.8 kWh battery pack.
35g CO2 per km.
Oh yes, and 0 – 62 in 7.6 seconds”

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5 responses to "Volkswagen Golf GTE Featured In Fully Charged – Video"

  1. Chris B says:

    A shame this won’t make it to the U.S. I actually prefer the Golf styling to the (pricier) Audi A3 E-tron that we will get. I know most folks on here will cry “foul” at the modest battery only range, but I’d like a more enthusiast oriented ride and am willing to give up some range as part of that compromise when I move from my Volt next Summer (Lease is up then). The i3/Rex is a possibility but it eclipses $50K in a heartbeat.

    1. Mikael says:

      It’s easy enough. Implement the same emission restrictions as the EU and VW would start shipping this one in a heartbeat.

      But I’m sure you will get the Passat PHEV soon enough at least. 🙂

    2. Mint says:

      Nah, the EV range in this is very useful, and not far from the Volt’s.

      Sad this isn’t coming to North America. It’s only a couple grand more than the eGolf in Europe, and that would be a decent price here.

      But I suppose the A3-etron will do.

  2. Ambulator says:

    Robert really seemed to enjoy the engine noises. Let’s excommunicate him.

  3. David Murray says:

    I don’t particularly care for the Golf in general. But I do want to see more PHEVs on the road. Does anyone know what the 0-60 time is when driving in EV mode only on this thing?