Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid Station Wagon Spotted In California
“Seen near San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco—could we in the US be getting a GTE wagon!?!?”
Asks Golf GTE forum user VR6ftw.
This is the never-before-seen station wagon version of the Volkswagen Golf GTE.
Officially, VW insists that the Golf GTE won’t be sold in the US, so why’s this wagon version here on US soil?
As we adamantly stated in the past, the VW Golf GTE is coming to the US, despite what VW tries to make us believe.
Maybe…just maybe Volkswagen wasn’t telling a fib when it stated that the Golf GTE won’t be sold in the US. It could be the case that VW doesn’t offer the Golf GTE in the US and instead offers only the Golf GTE SportWagen variant.
The all-new 2015 Golf SportWagen launches in the US in Q1 2015. We suspect this PHEV version will follow later in 2015. The question now is will the US get both the Golf GTE and the Golf GTE SportWagen? We sure hope so.
Basic Golf GTE Specs/Details:
The sporty PHEV Golf GTE (GT Electric) features a 148 hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 107 hp electric motor.
- 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