Initially supplied in entry-level Type trim, the eHybrid is positioned beneath the 242bhp Golf GTE. Autocar initially understood the lower-powered PHEV was reserved for different markets, however it’s now being supplied right here as a part of a drive to attraction to the profitable fleet market.
Mating a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine and six-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox with an electrical motor on the entrance axle, it manages a 0-62mph time of seven.4sec and a high pace of 137mph, or 80mph when in electric-only mode.
Drivers can journey in E-Mode for a claimed 44 miles per cost, whereas the automobile’s WLTP-certified combied gasoline economic system is as much as 235mpg.
A 10A charging cable is included as normal, permitting for a charging time from empty of round 5 hours when utilizing a daily 2.3kW socket. That is decreased to 3 hours and 40 minutes when utilizing a typical 3.6kW charging level, plus regenerative braking tops the battery up on the transfer.
Type specification brings (as on conventionally powered Golf fashions) 16in San Antonio alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless begin and a digital cockpit.
It additionally provides a leather-based multifunction steering wheel, sports activities consolation seats, highway signal recognition and a number of other different driver help techniques, together with adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help and Volkswagen’s new Car2X warning system.
Volkswagen says the Golf eHybrid will develop the attraction of the model’s PHEV choices for each firm automobile drivers and personal house owners, becoming a member of the Passat GTE, Arteon eHybrid and Touareg R eHybrid.