Locally emission-free in the city, ample range for journeys: start of sales for the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE
The new Golf plug-in hybrid versions feature a 50 percent-higher energy capacity (13 kWh) compared with the plug-in hybrid drive of the Golf Mk7. This allows a wider electric range. When the battery is charged, the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE start electrically and therefore with zero local emissions. The Golf eHybrid covers up to 80 kilometres fully electrically, while the Golf GTE boasts a locally zero emissions range of up to 62 kilometres. The E-MODE also permits all-electric driving on country roads and motorways. The TSI engine (turbocharged petrol engine) is automatically switched on at higher speeds – depending on the activated hybrid mode, driving profile or charge level of the battery. The drive then operates in economical Hybrid mode, which makes it possible to achieve very high combined ranges – up to 870 km (NEDC) with the e-Hybrid resp. 745 km (NEDC) with the Golf GTE.
Like the predecessor, the Golf GTE will again be offered as an independent model with customised GTE equipment. With the new Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE, Volkswagen is launching the next models as part of a wide-ranging product offensive. Iconic sporty models such as the new Golf GTI, Golf GTD and Golf R will be launched in the coming weeks. The market launch of the new Golf Variant will also take place soon. The new Golf eTSI with the first 48 V mild hybrid drive (110 kW / 150 PS) is already on sale.
Aug 22, 2020 at 22:15