AID Newsletter banner July 2014 the publication for automotive industry executives
Subscribe  |  FREE SAMPLE   Front Page Editions  |  Current Issue page 1  |  BACK COPIES  |  Info  |  REPORTS  |  CONSULTANCY SERVICES  |   CONTACT  |  MEMBERS 
BRIC  |  CHINA  |  DIESELS  |  EDITORIALS  |  ELECTRIC  |  NEW PRODUCT  |  PREMIUM BRANDS  |  STOCK MARKET VIEW  |  TRUCKS  |  USA  |  WESTERN EUROPE

NEW PRODUCT 
Volkswagen’s plug-in Golf GTE reaches UK shores - Taxing issue

Published: Wed, 27 May 2015 10:53:19 GMT

Volkswagen Golf GTE PHEV plug-in hybrid

Not so long ago, particularly in key non-diesel car markets like the US, where Toyota has been selling annually well over 200,000 Prius range hybrids alone, the media has continually challenged Volkswagen to turn its widely admired technical automotive know-how to latest state-of-the art hybrids. For commercial reasons, chiefly low demand for conventional hybrids in most of the company’s main markets, Volkswagen has moved one step ahead and developed instead a plug-in hybrid

Capable of travelling up to 50km in all-electric mode, plus average CO
2 emissions of just 35g/km or 1.5 litres 100/km, on Germany’s unrestricted autobahns the plug-in Golf GTE will still reach a maximum speed of 222km/h, while sprinting to 100km/h from a standstill in just 7.6 seconds. 

But there is nothing for nothing, and as ever, for these qualities there is a price to be paid.

The Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), is powered on the one hand by a conventional 150PS 1.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine and on the other by a 105PS electric motor
...more

> ROAD TEST | Moving on up - VW Passat  19 March 2015


> ROAD TEST | Cayenne – Porsche’s hero  18 February 2014


> ROAD TEST | Audi’s driveway prestige symbol replaced  07 January 2015


 

 

 

To continue reading this article, please register for a free sample without obligation...

Please note that eagleAID.com is a subscriber-only site, and as such it can only be viewed by subscribers to the newsletter.