A powerful combination PUSH THE BUTTON

​A powerful combination

Simply press the GTE button and the electric engine combines with the petrol motor to deliver acceleration from 0-62mph in a mere 7.6 seconds. The power driving the Golf GTE comes from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine with 148bhp output, and a 101bhp electric motor. The Golf GTE is fitted with six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, for the smoothest of gear shifts. Fuel efficiency is an impressive 166mpg on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are low, at around 40g/km.

Hybrid Driving PUSH THE BUTTON

​Hybrid Driving

The Golf GTE plug-in hybrid allows you to select the most suitable driving mode for your journey. For longer journeys, the hybrid mode is ideal, as it switches automatically as required between petrol and electric power. Hybrid mode gives a combined range of 514 miles. If you choose electric-only mode, you have a range of up to 31 miles, which is more than adequate for doing those short trips around town or the school run. Charging takes 3 hours 45 minutes using a standard mains socket, or just 2 hours 15 minutes if you have a Podpoint wall box installed, or at a public charging station.

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​Car-Net e-remote services

The Car-Net e-remote mobile service package on the GTE allows you to control numerous features in your electric car via your smartphone. Battery management allows you to check the current charge level, the range remaining, and when it is charging you can see the time left to reach a full charge. The Car-Net parking position service means you’ll never again find yourself wondering where you left your car on in the multi-storey car park. This feature instantly identifies where you last parked your car and it can also show your quickest route to walk there. You can also check remotely whether you have switched off your headlights and locked the doors of your GTE.

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​Discover the new Golf GTE

The GTE hybrid brings a powerful combination of petrol motor and electric engine to give you outstanding performance and greater efficiency, with the enduringly popular styling of the Volkswagen Golf. New updates added to the Golf GTE for 2017 include restyled bumpers, new LED lights at the front and at the rear, and inside you will find a new infotainment system. The Golf GTE is available exclusively with five doors, yet it has a sportier appearance than the standard Golf, and sits slightly closer to the ground thanks to the sports suspension. The LED daytime running lights have the same C-shaped design as those on the all-electric e-Golf. Unique 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted on the standard Golf GTE, while an upgrade to the GTE Advance gets 18-inch alloys. With the power to move from 0-62mph in just 7.6 seconds, there is a lot to like about the new Golf GTE.

​Step inside

Inside the cabin you will find stylish sports seats featuring a tartan pattern with blue contrast stitching. Dual-zone climate control keeps both you and your passengers comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. Additional features in the GTE Advance include heated front seats, rear privacy glass and sat nav. You also get an external sound generator which increases the volume when you are driving in electric mode, to make people more aware of your car. The interior is spacious, and the battery for the electric motor sits beneath the rear seats, so it doesn’t detract from the Golf’s cabin space and you still have plenty of boot capacity.

​Safety and technology

As you would expect from Volkswagen, your safety is a priority in the Golf GTE, and it has a Euro NCAP five-star safety rating. Standard features include ABS, ESP, a driver alert system and adaptive cruise control. Automatic post-collision braking helps to minimise the impact in the event of a collision. A parking assist system provides steering assistance for getting into those awkward spaces, and a parking camera is available as an additional option.

The Golf GTE is fitted with efficient driving software, which provides you with vehicle data which you can review to see how you are driving and whether there is scope for altering your driving style to improve efficiency.

Contact Johnsons Cars

At Johnsons Cars we have an extensive independent dealership network, with 33 showrooms located across the country. We have over eighteen years of experience of providing excellent service to our customers. We can answer any questions you may have about owning a plug-in hybrid if you haven’t bought one before, and we can talk you through how to get the most from a plug-in hybrid. Visit your nearest Johnsons Cars Volkswagen showroom today, where our expert advisors will be delighted to arrange a test drive of the Volkswagen GTE for you.