Volkswagen Golf GTE — first pictures and details

Previously we bought details of new Volkswagen Golf GTE which is a new performance hatchback from the company alongside Golf GTI and GTD. The first images has been released shortly along with technical details. Golf GTE retrieves technology from the group sibling Audi A3 E-tron. It is design and developed for friendly commuting options. Under the hood of Golf GTE is 1.4 liter turbo engine which develops 150 hp and 250 Nm( 184 lb-ft) of torque. It is supplemented by an electric motor with 102 hp and 330 Nm of torque. When both engines operate simultaneously the total output is 204 hp and 350 Nm( 258 lb-ft) of torque which is similar to Golf GTI.

The new Golf GTE can accelerate 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds and can run upto 135 km/hr alone on electric drive. The top speed of Golf GTE is 217 km/hr. The lithium ion battery is located under the rear seat. Similar to Audi A3 e-tron the Golf GTE will be equipped with front-wheel drive and six-speed dual clutch transmission. The most economical mode of GTE will deliver 1.5 l/100 Km and 35 gm/Km of CO2 emissions. The enables Golf GTE to cover a range of 939 kilometers. The electric motor can be charged through a wall socket. The battery pack is fully charged in four hours.

Volkswagen Golf GTE borrows few details like new headlights with blue accents from electric E-Golf. However the front and back panel has been design to give it a sportier stance. The interior have some blue inserts, otherwise it resembles other golf models. With the introduction of GTE, Volkswagen now offers GTI, GTD and E-Golf models along with normal Golf. The new Golf GTE will arrive later this year and will have bear subsidy in Europe and few other countries. Kudos to Volkswagen group for bring Audi e-tron and Golf GTE as they are very economical and above average performance cars.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

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