New VW Golf to get two PHEV models

Volkswagen will offer the next generation Golf with two plug-in hybrid variants when it arrives next year.

According to reports in Autocar, the Golf GTE name will remain, but will become a more powerful model. A new PHEV version will come in underneath the GTE, with similar power ratings as the current GTE.

Frank Welsch, Volkswagen board member for research and development, told the publication that today's Golf GTI has 238hp, so the Golf GTE should have the same, making the GTE truly part of the GTI/GTD/GTE performance range.

Welsch went on to say that there are customers who are happy with the current performance levels of the GTE, so a new PHEV with similar power will be brought in.

It's worth remembering that there will be no replacement for the pure-electric e-Golf, as the similarly-sized new ID.3 hatch is due at a similar time to the eighth-generation Golf.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Sep 2019

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