Volkswagen has revealed the plug-in hybrid variant of the seventh-gen Golf which will go on sale next year.
It has been a very busy week for the German brand since in the last few days they unveiled the Golf VII GTD, e-Golf and the very frugal XL1. In addition, they also confirmed plans of developing an Up! Hybrid using the powertrain of the XL1.
Now, Volkswagen is showing the Golf plug-in hybrid which uses the same powertrain as the recently announced Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. This combines a 150 HP (110 kW) 1.4-liter TFSI engine with a 102 HP (75 kW) electric motor and a dual-clutch e-S tronic 6-speed gearbox. The setup enables the vehicle to have a combined output of 204 HP (150 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm).
It will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.6 seconds and return 188 mpg UK (156.5 mpg US or 1.5 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of 35 g/km. In electric mode, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid can travel for up to 31 miles (50 km) and is capable of hitting a maximum speed of 81 mph (130 km/h).