VW gives its new Golf plugin hybrid a GTE badge — Volkswagen Golf GTE

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VW gives its new Golf plug-in a GTE badge

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21, 2014 — 6:40 am ET

— Volkswagen is giving its new plug-in hybrid car the GT label it for its sporty models in a bid to boost the appeal.

The 201-hp Golf GTE hybrid will be the first to carry the GTE badge. It will at next month’s Geneva show.

The GT stands for Grand and the E for electric. The four-door hatchback join the high-powered GTI (gasoline and GTD (diesel fuel injection) variants when it goes on in Europe late this

VW has not said if the car will be sold in the States.

VW says the Golf GTE is fuel efficient despite its and torque. The four-door hatchback 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers U.S. mpg; 188 UK mpg) and has low CO2 emissions of 35 grams per kilometer.

powered by a 148-hp, 1.4-liter engine and a 101-hp electric Its top speed is 217kph (130 in hybrid mode and it accelerates 0 to 100kph (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds.

Pulling power

VW said the gasoline engine and electric combination gives the car better power than other hybrids on the road. Its maximum is 350 newton meters (258 pounds).

The GTE has an all-electric range of (31 miles) along with an range of up to 939km (584 in hybrid mode. The battery 3.5 hours to charge fully a conventional wall outlet and 2.5 using a wallbox or a public station.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

The Golf GTE is the fifth powertrain to be offered in the Golf, adding to diesel, CNG and full-electric versions.

cell potential

VW said its new MQB transverse matrix) architecture, underpins the latest, seventh-generation allows the company to build the car with such a wide of drivetrains. As soon as developments it possible, the first Golf a hydrogen fuel cell become part of the range, a VW said.

The Golf GTE’s electric is supplied with power a high-voltage 8.8 kWh liquid-cooled lithium ion that is charged from a behind the VW logo in the radiator The battery weighs 120kg pounds) or about 8 percent of the 1,524kg (3360-pound) curb

The GTE has a six-speed automatic transmission specifically for hybrids. Its electric is placed in the transmission housing. the Golf EV, the GTE has LED dual headlights as


VW did not reveal prices for the Golf GTE but press reports said it likely start at 36,000 in its home market, about the as a Toyota Prius plug-in and 7,000 euros more a Golf GTI.

You can reach McVeigh at pmcveigh@crain.com .

Volkswagen Golf GTE

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