Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show.

Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring a GTI-inspired body kit, the GTE is distinguished by blue accents, LED lighting units and a revised grille which hides a charging port behind the VW logo. The model also has aerodynamic 16-inch alloy wheels but 17- and 18-inch wheels are optional.

Interior changes are limited but the GTE has blue accents and a Composition Media system with a 6.5-inch display. Speaking of the latter, it features a driving range monitor and an energy flow display.

Motivation is provided by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a turbocharged 1.4-liter TSI engine, a 102 HP (75 kW) electric motor and an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the car to have a combined maximum output of 204 HP (150 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. In terms of performance, the hatchback accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, has a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph) and can travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately three and a half hours using a household outlet.

Check out the press release for additional information

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