Uncovering the Greatness of the Golf GTE

Most people are familiar with VW’s best-selling car, the sleek and sporty Golf, but now VW has combined its signature features with sensibility and eco technology, to create the VW Golf GTE – a high performance hybrid with power and energy saving features around every corner.

Under the Hood

The Golf GTE may be a more environmentally-friendly option, but it certainly doesn’t lack in the power department. Under the hood it boasts a 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder engine and an electric motor which gives a combined output of 201 horsepower or 204PS. Despite the power behind it, the engine is actually Euro 6–compliant, meaning it’s the most environmentally-friendly engine currently available.

If you’re in a hurry, you won’t be disappointed; this high performance hybrid does 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 138mph. It can drive for 31 miles on electricity mode and an incredible 580 miles when combined with the petrol engine, and gets a seriously affordable 157 mpg; it will practically pay for itself in fuel savings.

The Exterior

The GTE comes with smart GTI styling and a sporty bumper with fins to keep that cool Golf look, plus a leather steering wheel –just like the GTI.
Inside you’ve got a VW Composition Media System (CMS) for satnav, movies and music, as well as GTE’s driver profile selection with electric, petrol, auto, charging and GTE modes to choose between to make your drive completely personal.

In Your Pocket

The good news is the Golf GTE won’t set you back too much at £33,755, and if you buy with EuroCanterbury there are a number of finance schemes to help you out with your new purchase. On top of that, there are several government grants available which can cover up to 25% of the cost of an electric or hybrid car – saving you up to £8,000! Over time you’ll save even more money on fuel – what’s not to love?

To find out more or to test drive a brand new Golf GTE, call EuroCanterbury on 01227 826800 or visit us on Broad Oak Road, Canterbury.