Golf GTE in Geneva

Golf GTE in Geneva

Volkswagen has officially announced pricing for the upcoming Golf GTE.

The Golf GTE will starts at 36,900 Euros ($48,390 USD) in Germany when it launches later this year.

At that price, the Golf GTE commands a 2,000 Euro premium, in Germany, over the pure electric Golf BEV.

The sporty PHEV Golf GTE (GT Electric) features a 148 hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 107 hp electric motor.

Here’s a look at somespecs:

  • 0 to 60 mph: 7.6 seconds
  • Electric-only range: 31 miles (NEDC – about 20 miles on the US EPA)
  • 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Top speed in electric mode: 81 mph
  • Top speed: 135 mph
  • Total range: 600 miles
  • Recharging time of 2 hours 240-volt 16-amp
Volkswagen seems to insist that the Golf GTE isn't U.S.-bound.  Instead, it says that the Audi A3 e-tron will be the VW Group's initial plug-in hybrid offering in the U.S.  However, we at InsideEVs still firmly believe that VW will bring the Golf GTE to the U.S., perhaps only in station wagon form.

Golf GTE in Geneva

Golf GTE in Geneva

Source: Motor Info