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Volkswagen creates a hot hatch that sips 1.8L/100km, but this plug-in ain’t for Oz

Volkswagen has taken the off its first ever plug-in performance hatch, the 150kW GTE, which will its world public debut at the motor show on March 4.

As we last September. the GTE nameplate the combination of electrification in a GTI-style ‘hot hatch’ for the first

The good news is the plug-in GTE can travel almost 1000km on a tank of petrol and a full of its lithium-ion battery, consuming a 1.8L/100km as it goes.

The bad news is that Volkswagen’s arm says it’s no chance of to Australia due to the lack of interest in hybrid and electric vehicles.

by a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder that pumps out 110kW/250Nm, the Golf GTE is augmented by an electric that adds 75kW/330Nm, for a total output of 150kW/350Nm.

provides the Golf GTE with a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.6 a full second slower when we last independently the 162kW Golf GTI. at 6.6 (VW claims 6.4 seconds).

The GTE has a top speed of 217km/h, which won’t do for some German who frequent the country’s autobahns. The GTI is limited to 250km/h.

Pitched as a fuel-savvy alternative to the Golf the new GTE is powered by an electric motor fed via an lithium-ion battery. The battery can be charged in two and a half hours a high-output wallbox or public station.

The German car-maker the tree-hugging warm-hatch can reach of 130km/h without engaging the engine, and has an EV range of 50km. rises to 940km in combination the petrol engine.

Volkswagen Group Australia Karl Gehling told there’s no chance of the car coming to in the short or mid-term, simply there’s no demand for electric or vehicles.

If there were in the market in the future we would it, but for the foreseeable future we are not looking at it.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen is also trying its model range, another the GTE is not on the shortlist.

We don’t need the complexity, stated Gehling.

the GTI and GTD models, the interior of the Golf GTE de rigueur tartan upholstery but now blue highlights. There are blue accents on the steering and gear shifter. The gearbox is a DSG twin-clutch automatic.

A sports kit is part of the package, including front and rear fascias and skirts, while 16-inch wheels are standard in Europe, but the car in the is fitted with optional wheels. New-look LED fog lights attempt to denote the car’s

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Published. Friday, 21 2014

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