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Volkswagen unveil 188mpg Golf GTE

By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 15:00

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GLIMPSE: New Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen have unveiled the first glimpse of their new Golf GTE plug-in hybrid.

Revealed ahead of next month’s Geneva Motor Show debut, the hatchback is driven by two engines: a 1.4litre 150PS TSI direct-injection petrol and a 102PS electric motor.

It is capable of sprinting 0-62mph in 7.6seconds, with top speeds of 135mph and 81mph with the petrol engine and electric motor respectively.

The vehicle also offers provisional fuel economy of 188mpg and CO2 emissions of 35g/km.

In pure electric mode, it can travel up to 31miles, depending on conditions, and can be charged in up to two and a half hours.

It is paired with a six-speed DSG gearbox with a triple-clutch system, and is available in five-door bodystyle only.

Standard equipment will include eight-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation, DAB radio and Bluetooth.

Full details including pricing will be available closer to the August launch date.

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