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VW Golf
GTE 180 kW plug-in hybrid 4×2 automatic

The new Volkswagen Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid of a very dynamic character with a system power of 180 kW and 400 Nm of torque. It comes as a combination of a 110 kW 1.4 litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine, a 6-speed double-clutch transmission, an 85 kW electric motor and a battery of 13 kWh declared capacity. All these components add to a relatively high weight but help the vehicle score well in all three parts of Green NCAP’s assessment. Despite being equipped with a gasoline particle filter, particle number emissions are still not as low as they could be, and ammonia is another compound that would benefit from attention. The hybrid management makes effective use of the power sources and combines them well enough to achieve low consumption values and moderate COemissions without compromising agility. Regular charging will provide the greatest benefit from the plug-in hybrid architecture. Overall, the GTE is awarded a very creditable result of 3½ green stars and proves the potential of well-developed alternative powertrains.

More detailed information can be found in the datasheet.

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