Emission-free in the city and ample range for journeys: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE

Golf ehybrid

Volkswagen has electrified its eighth generation Golf and offers two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. The Golf eHybrid is designed for maximum comfort and delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS). With an output of 180 kW (245 PS), and the Golf GTE offers outstandingly sporty performance, combining both power and efficiency. 

Both models are on sale now but by the end of 2020, a total of eight different Golf and Golf Variant models will be available with hybrid drive.

The new Golf plug-in hybrid versions feature a 50 percent-higher energy capacity (13 kWh) compared with the plug-in hybrid drive of the Golf Mk7. This allows a wider electric range. When the battery is charged, the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE start electrically and therefore with zero local emissions. The Golf eHybrid covers up to 80 kilometres fully electrically, while the Golf GTE boasts a locally zero emissions range of up to 62 kilometres. The E-MODE also permits all-electric driving on country roads and motorways. The TSI engine (turbocharged petrol engine) is automatically switched on at higher speeds – depending on the activated hybrid mode, driving profile or charge level of the battery. The drive then operates in economical Hybrid mode, which makes it possible to achieve very high combined ranges – up to 870 km (NEDC) with the e-Hybrid resp. 745 km (NEDC) with the Golf GTE.

Like the predecessor, the Golf GTE will again be offered as an independent model with customised GTE equipment. Standard kit includes: features such as Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instruments), “Discover Media” navigation system including streaming and Internet, DAB+, mobile phone interface with inductive charging function, voice control, Dynamic Road Sign Display, a multifunction leather steering wheel, sports comfort seats (eHybrid), Travel Assist for assisted driving up to 210 km/h (including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist lane keeping system), Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking, Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioner, start/stop system with brake energy recuperation, V2X local warning system, new Keyless Start keyless comfort start function, LED Plus headlights and LED tail light clusters as well as alloy wheels.

The Golf GTE is additionally equipped with details such as customised bumpers as well as customised premium sports seats with integrated head restraints and an LED light strip in the radiator grille.

With the new Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE, Volkswagen has launched the next models as part of a wide-ranging product offensive. The number of different models available in the eighth Golf generation will be extended in particular as part of this offensive and include iconic sporty models such as the new Golf GTI, Golf GTD and Golf R. The Golf eTSI will follow before the end of 2020.