Plug-in hybrid Golf GTE priced from £30,635
The updated Volkswagen Golf GTE is now available to order, bringing reduced pricing, a new trim line-up and emissions starting from 38g/km.
Priced from £30,635 (£28,135 including the Plug-In Car Grant) – down by £3,420 on the old model – the latest plug-in hybrid GTE goes on sale following the launch of the refreshed Golf range, and is expected to provide a more enticing proposition for fleets due to the price cut allied to increased CO2 emissions for the diesel GTD versions.
The GTE marries up a 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 101bhp electric motor with a total system power output of 201bhp. This gives the GTE a battery-only range of 31 miles with capability of speeds up to 81mph. The GTE can also operate in ‘GTE’ or ‘Battery Charge’ modes as well as a hybrid. The 8.7 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged in 3 hours 45 minutes from a domestic mains outlet, or 2 hours 15 minutes from a domestic wallbox.
The latest Golf GTE brings a choice of two trim levels, with an entry-level GTE and a new GTE Advance model (available from £32,135 or £29,635 including the PICG), mirroring the line-up of the Passat GTE. Previously just GTE and GTE Nav models were offered.
CO2 emissions are 38g/km for the GTE and 40g/km for the GTE Advance – previously 39g/km – while official combined fuel economy is 166mpg for the GTE and 157mpg for the GTE Advance.
Standard equipment includes full LED front and rear lights with sweeping indicators, Active Info Display, Volkswagen Car-Net App Connect functionality and the latest GTE also introduces Active Info digital display.
The GTE Advance builds on this with 18-inch Marseille alloys, the updated Discover Navigation system, a Winter Pack including heated seats, part tinted windows, a front centre armrest and an exterior pedestrian warning sound.
The GTE is available to order now, with deliveries already underway.