Volkswagen has revealed a 396bhp hybrid Golf concept. This is the first hybrid vehicle from Volkswagen to carry a GTI badge, the electrified Golf will be accompanied by a GTE estate.
A ten year tradition by Volkswagen has revealed two new electrified models that pack a punch. The two models were revealed at the Wörthersee meeting in Austria named the Golf GTI First Decade and GTE Estate ImpulsE.
Both of the new cars feature hybrid technology in their powertrains, the Golf is powered by a 396bhp petrol engine which drives the front wheels, whilst a 48V 12kW electric motor powers the rear wheels. The two systems can either work together or separately, making rear and all-wheel-drive possible. This will depend on the motor that is chosen; the motor can be change via an app or thought the car's infotainment system.
A team of apprentices from Volkswagen's Brunswick and Wolfburg facilities are the brains behind the cars; to add a personal touch they chose blue for the exterior colourway which represents the Wörthersee lake and blue sky.
Although the car on the outside looks like an absolute monster, the interior is quite reserved. The exterior features a clubsport rear spoiler and 20" mb-design alloy wheels, whilst the interior has blue highlights throughout, blue contracting upholstery stitching and some LED lights. In the boot you'll find a subwoofer that works with an 11-speaker sound system.
Volkswagen's Worthersee show cars haven't made it to production in previous years, but it's highly likely that the 2.0-litre engine in the GTI could make it on our roads in the future.
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