At the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen will demonstrate the next stage of development of the ideas of the “charged” hatchback. VW Golf with a hybrid power plant and GTE index in the near future will take the position between diesel and petrol GTD GTI.
However, positioning is based only on performance power. Powerplant new hot hatch, consisting of 150-horsepower turbo 1.4-liter and 102-horsepower electric motor provides output 201 horsepower. Golf GTD has 184 horsepower, and gasoline Golf GTI – 220 “horses”. But from the point of view of the dynamics of hybrid would be the slowest in the family. Up to 100 km / h and it accelerates in 7.6 seconds, while the diesel hot hatch it takes 0.1 seconds less. His most fast gaining Golf 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds.
What leadership hybrid hot hatch is undeniable, it’s in the fuel consumption. Officially announced that the VW Golf GTE way to satisfy 1.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Moreover, about 50 km and it is able to pass entirely without fuel, due to the energy of lithium-ion batteries. The total distance run trends on one tank exceeds 930 km. Got a hybrid and the ability to charge batteries from an external source – it will take around three hours.
Externally VW Golf GTE will be similar to their colleagues in the family, however, receive some differences and some borrowed from the electric vehicle e-Golf. Selling fast but cost trends should start later this year.