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VW Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid: Specs and Details

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Volkswagen expands the ever-growing family of the seventh-generation Golf even further with the addition of a new hybrid model. Complementing the recently launched electric e-Golf, and joining the GT lineup with the GTI and GTD, the new GTE is a hot hatch for green people.

The hybrid system used in the VW Golf GTE makes the same sort of power as a normal GTI, 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. But because it’s heavier, the performance suffers a bit. Still, with 0 to 62 mph in just 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph, the car is plenty fast enough for most people.

The upside of using the hybrid system is fuel economy. Golf GTE has a simply astonishing European Driving Cycle combined fuel economy of 157 mpg, which means it has a range of 584 miles per tank, 31 of which is covered in pure electric mode with no emissions at all.

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The powertrain in the Golf GTE consists of a 148-hp TSI turbocharged and direct-injection gasoline engine and a 101-hp electric motor, supported by a battery pack and a six-speed DSG automatic transmission. It’s a plug-in system, meaning you can charge up the batteries via plug and run the car solely on electricity when you are travelling short distances.

Visually the VW Golf GTE is distinguished by the virtue of its blue accent and aerodynamic body kit, as well specially-designed wheels. Inside, it’s a standard Golf cabin but with added blue decorative seams on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, on the edges of the floormats, on the seats, and on the shifter grip.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE will be soon be launched in the American market. Pricing is yet to be announced.

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