Volkswagen introduced a second plug-in hybrid version of the Golf hatchback, with the 201bhp eHybrid now on sale in the UK, priced at £ 32,995.
Initially offered in an entry-level Style version, the eHybrid is positioned under the Golf GTE with 242 hp. Autocar initially understood that the low-powered PHEV was reserved for other markets, but it is now offered here as part of a drive to win over the lucrative fleet market.
Couple a turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with electric motor on the front axle, it manages a 0-62mph time of 7.4sec and a top speed of 137mph , or 80 mph in electric mode only.
Drivers can travel in E mode for a total of 44 miles per charge, while the car’s WLTP-certified combined fuel mileage can reach 235 mpg.
A 10A charging cable is included as standard, allowing an empty charge time of approximately five hours when using a regular 2.3kW outlet. This is reduced to three hours and 40 minutes when using a typical 3.6kW point charge, plus regenerative braking complements the moving battery.
The styling specs bring (as on conventionally-powered Golf models) 16-inch San Antonio alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless start and a digital cockpit.
It also adds a multifunction leather steering wheel, comfort sport seats, recognition of road signs and several other driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and Volkswagen’s new Car2X warning system.
Volkswagen says the Golf eHybrid will expand the appeal of the brand’s PHEV offerings to company car drivers and private owners, joining the Passat GTE, Arteon eHybrid and Touareg R eHybrid.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 09:39:42