VW Golf VIII GTE
The eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is a C-Segment car launched in 2019, based on an updated version of the MQB platform. In March 2020, Volkswagen unveiled 3 performance versions of the Golf – the GTI (gasoline), the GTD (diesel) and the GTE (plug-in hybrid), followed by the more focused GTI Clubsport (October 2020), the flagship Golf R (November 2020) and the anniversary model GTI Clubsport 45 (February 2021).
The Golf GTE is fitted with a plug-in hybrid drive system consisting of a turbocharged petrol 1.4 TSI engine (EA211 TSI) producing 110 kW / 150 PS, an electric motor producing 85 kW, a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic and a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined output is 180 kW / 245 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque, while the battery allows for a 60 km electric range. Power is transmitted to the front axle. The car also comes with new suspension setting (McPherson front axle and a multi-link rear suspension) and optional adaptive chassis control (DCC),.
Visually, the Golf GTE is distinguished by the redesigned front bumper with a wide honeycomb lower intake and integrated fog lights, the front splitter, the LED headlights that expand into the grille, the unique rims (17″ or 18″), the side sill extensions, the large rear spoiler and the rear diffuser with two chrome decorative elements. Inside we find sport seats, leather steering wheel with integrated touch controls, ambient lighting and GTE-specific graphics for the Digital Cockpit (12,3″ digital instrument cluster and 10″ central touchscreen).
VW Golf VIII GTE
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