If you are interested in a high-performance plug-in hybrid car, then look no further than the Volkswagen Golf GTE which is available at Specialist Cars Volkswagen in Aberdeen and Fife. Based on the hugely successful Golf model, the Golf GTE provides the same level of luxury and quality but with a hybrid power source that increases the overall efficiency even further.
From the outside, the Golf GTE maintains its classic Golf design, with smooth edges that extend from the Volkswagen grille at the front. The blue e-design accents across the grille and under the headlights and the blue backed VW logo to the front and the rear, give this hybrid car its distinct style compared to the rest of its Golf family. With lighting in mind, dynamic headlights enhanced with LED day run lights demonstrate the technology available within this Volkswagen hybrid and the LED indicators available give a cutting-edge look and feel.
Inside the Golf GTE, more blue trimmings help to capture the hybrid feel. Stitching on the steering wheel, hand brake and gear shift is blue, and a lot of the instrument lighting emits a cool blue colour, making the interior feel space age with a particularly exciting appearance at night. As you would expect the interior is a comfortable place to be and very uncluttered with VW’s minimalist strategy to remove all knobs and button, being replaced with a simple swipe of the finger to activate most functions, such as heating or sunroof.
The Golf hybrid’s mounted steering wheel controls provide maximum convenience with minimal distraction, allowing you to operate features related to audio and phone calls via the intuitive controls. In the centre console is a full colour display which acts as the focal point of the cabin. All on-board systems can be managed via this interface, with vehicle settings being adjustable here as well as controlling all your audio and infotainment features. Your smart device can connect seamlessly allowing for phone calls to be taken via the in-car systems as well as for music to be streamed. Plus, there is the application, for vital info such as service dates and to manage the temperature remotely on those cold wintry mornings.
Powered by a 1.4l petrol engine alongside a small electric motor this Volkswagen hybrid car can offer an exhilarating yet easy drive which when combined can offer the same performance as a Golf GTI. GTE mode combines electric and petrol for optimum performance and produces an impressive 204PS and a 0-60mph in just 7.6s. If you opt for the pure electric mode you can travel approximately 20 miles, so perfect for very local commutes. To charge the Golf GTE at home with a mains socket you will need to allow for 3hrs and 45 minutes, but from a public charging point it is more likely to take 2hrs 15 minutes. Either way your local journeys will be much more cost effective than with a petrol or diesel equivalent.
If you want to learn more about electric or hybrid cars available at Specialist Cars Volkswagen in Aberdeen and Fife, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to help. We are offering home delivery and unaccompanied test drives and click and collect services.
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