2014 VW Golf GTE review — Volkswagen Golf GTE

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Volkswagen Golf GTE

2014 VW Golf GTE review

is the new Golf GTE, the first plug-in hybrid Volkswagen.

it goes on sale in the UK in August it join a suite of Golfs alternative power sources. the traditional petrol and diesel you’ll also be able to buy a electric version, and models by compressed natural gas or ethanol.

The GTE is the complex, however. Like other plug-in hybrid powered by two engines: there’s the VW 148bhp 1.4-litre turbo engine, combined with a electric motor, all going a six-speed double-clutch automatic This alliance is good for by comparison the standard Golf GTI 217bhp.

The GTE can travel 31 miles on electric alone and has a theoretical total of 583 miles. According to official consumption figures it can also 188mpg, but in reality it’s to be a lot lower. Company car drivers be more interested in the official CO2 emissions that will to low tax bills.

As the name suggests, VW is the GTE as a hot hatch, and the 0-62mph time of 7.6 and 135mph top speed suggest performance.

The styling is also modelled on the five-door GTI’s, with a mildly different treatment and unique 16-inch wheels.

What is the 2014 VW Golf GTE to drive?

You can run the Golf GTE in three If you hold it in pure electric it behaves just like the so there’s a seamless, swift and power delivery that’s good for zipping through and suburbs.

However, the fun will for a maximum of only 31 miles the battery runs out of juice. For of the time, then, you end up running it in hybrid mode with the petrol engine being by the electric motor.

Like all the best plug-in there’s a seamless transition petrol and electric power, and you detect when either is the bulk of the work.

It’s too. Despite the extra of the batteries, it feels almost as as a standard GTI. It also like it’ll have the confidence-inspiring and agile handling. In it can be made to feel even urgent by depressing the ‘GTE’ which sharpens the throttle and gives you a more conventional exhaust note.

What is the VW Golf GTE like inside?

standard GTI and you won’t go far wrong. are several distinctions, though. there are red trim flashes on the these are coloured blue for the You also get a unique display and in the central screen which battery range and which of the two sources is providing the power.

The rest is up to the standards set by every Golf, so you get the same levels of and comfort, plus admirable and attention to detail.

Should I buy

The Golf GTE makes far more for most people than the electric e-Golf. Plus, a predicted price of around (after the £5000 Government it doesn’t cost much to buy. Nor does it cost a lot than a standard Golf

It also makes a lot of financial if you’re determined to keep company car tax bills to a minimum or are in a to benefit from free London congestion charging.

an undeniable appeal to a hybrid has been dressed to look a hot hatch and, near as drives like one, The Golf GTE is also undeniably far practical, if less avantgarde, a BMW i3.

So if you are attracted to the technology and it can fit into life and financial situation, the GTE be worth serious consideration it goes on sale in August.

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