The Golf GTE combines efficient electric driving with a powerful petrol engine to give you a plug-in hybrid you can depend on. Blending the classic look of the Golf with modern innovations, it’s easy to fall in love with the GTE’s design.
With the 245 PS, 400 Nm combination, the Golf GTE reaches a top speed of 140 mph, after a sprint from 0-62 mph is dispatched in 6.7 seconds. Most impressive of all is the Golf GTE’s efficiency: 176.6 mpg on the combined cycle; and 36 g/km of CO2 emissions (WLTP).
Compared with the previous Golf GTE, the Golf 8 GTE’s battery pack is 50% larger, at 13 kWh, with a usable range in electric-only E-MODE of 32 miles (WLTP). The GTE features a purpose-built 6-speed DSG transmission, developed specifically for use with plug-in hybrid models.
The GTE is marked out by a blue theme across the interior and exterior – a blue GTE badge features in the grille as does a blue strip above the light bar. The theme continues to the interior of the car, with the Jacara check cloth of the sports seats and steering wheel containing the same vibrant blue shade both signifying the car’s ultra-low emission, plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The GTE features honeycomb-design fog lights in the front bumper, and benefits from IQ.Light LED matrix headlights as standard. A 3Zone climate control system, electrically heated, foldable and adjustable door mirrors with integrated puddle lights, LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals, plus keyless entry and start all feature. Driver assistance systems including lane change assist, Travel Assist with Emergency Assist and Side Assist, are all included as standard. The Black Metal Chrome inserts and aluminium gearshift trim are shared with the GTI and GTD, as is the heated, leather-wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel.
Two cables are provided for the Golf GTE – a 10 amp mains charging cable, and a 16 amp AC cable for wallboxes and charge points. With the former, the Golf GTE will take around five hours to charge fully at 2.3 kW, and with the latter at 3.6 kW, around three hours, 40 minutes.