With the launch of the new Golf GTE, Volkswagen is bringing onto the market the updated version of the plug-in hybrid, which, like its predecessor, perfectly combines sustainability and driving fun. That is ensured by the extremely agile compact car's drive system, which consists of a 1.4-litre TSI delivering 110 kW/150 PS, a 75 kW/102 PS electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox developed specifically for hybrid models. The Golf GTE can cover up to 50 kilometres in all-electric mode, with its total range being around 880 kilometres. Striking design elements, such as the winglets in the front spoiler, are in characteristic blue. The GTE's new LED headlights, which likewise come as standard, further underline this efficient Volkswagen's dynamic character.
The Golf GTD and Golf Variant GTD also offer a perfect overall package of sportiness, fuel economy and comfort; the GTD Variant additionally impresses with added spaciousness. A 135 kW/184 PS TDI engine takes the GTD from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds (7.9 for the Golf Variant GTD). The maximum torque is 380 Nm. Yet with impressive fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100 km (Variant 4.7 l/100 km) both models are very efficient. Standard features of both GTD models include LED tail lights, the new Composition Colour infotainment system, top sports seats and progressive steering.
In addition, further new features can be ordered at extra cost: the new Discover Pro radio, navigation and online system can, for instance, be operated for the first time in the compact class via gesture control. In parallel with this there is a greater array of online services and apps. The new Golf has also been upgraded in terms of driver assistance systems: technologies such as the City Emergency Braking function with new Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), the new Traffic Jam Assist function (partially automated driving up to 60 km/h) and Emergency Assist, likewise new in this segment, significantly improve levels of safety and comfort.