Geneva 2014 Preview: Volkswagen reveals the Golf GTE hybrid

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Text: / Photos: Volkswagen Press | posted February 24, 2014 10:52

Golf GTE is the hybrid version of the Golf hatchback

Volkswagen has revealed the photos of the new Golf GTE, just over a week ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Golf GTE is Volkswagen’s hybrid version of the Golf hatchback that the automaker claims to be able to combine electric mobility with the dynamics of the GTI.

The front bumper of the vehicle has C-shaped LED daytime running light which is similar with the e-Golf model. It also has aerodynamic horizontal fins, like those in the GTI. The aerodynamic horizontal fins of the Golf GTE have blue accents that stretches into the radiator grill onto the headlights. Golf GTE are designed to have LED headlights and taillights.

The rear of Golf GTE

The interior of the vehicle features blue highlights that include stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and seats, and a blue stripe in the tartan pattern on the sports seats. It is also equipped with an 8-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The Golf GTE also features an e-manager that allows the driver to preset vehicle charging as well as interior cooling or heating.

The interior of Golf GTE features blue highlights

The Golf GTE is powered by two engines: a 1.4 liter 150 PS TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor. Together, the two engines combine to produce 204 PS. The use of the electric motor alone, GTE has a top speed of 130 km/h. With the TSI engine, the Golf GTE can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 217 km/h with 350 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted via a six-speed DSG gearbox with a triple-clutch system that is specially developed for hybrid vehicles.