Geneva Live: VW Golf GTE (plug-in hybrid)


Karthik H,

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Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid, at the Geneva Motor Show.

VW Golf GTE front - Geneva Live
The Golf GTE features two power sources, a 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine that makes 148 hp and a 101 hp electric motor. Both engines combine to give the Golf GTE a total power output of 201 hp.

VW Golf GTE front three quarter - Geneva Live

When the electric motor is used as the only source of power, the hatchback gets a top speed of 130 kph and it can touch 217 kph in combination with the petrol motor. Together, the two sources develop a peak torque of 350 Nm. The car is driven through a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

VW Golf GTE charging point - Geneva Live

In conventional power outlets, the Golf GTE takes 3.5 hours to charge fully and using a wallbox or a public charging station, says VW, the time is brought down to around 2.5 hours.

VW Golf GTE rear three quarter - Geneva Live

The hatchback sits on VW’s MQB platform. Power for the electric motor comes from 8.8 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries that weigh 120 kg, around 8 percent of the total car weight of 1,524 kg.

Volkswagen GTE – Image Gallery

Volkswagen Golf GTE – Geneva – Press Release

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