2014 Volkswagen Golf GTE: A Plug-In GTI—Welcome to the Future [2014 Geneva Auto Show]

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTE

It’s not unfair to say that, hybrid hypercars aside, hybrids aren’t associated with being cool. Ever since the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight were introduced to global audiences at the turn of the century, hybrids have symbolized responsibility, exemplary citizenship, and a modicum of self-righteousness. So when introducing a plug-in hybrid version of the Golf, Volkswagen needed to brush aside those connotations associated with hybrids and remind shoppers that the heart of this hatchback is still the same fun Golf we’ve fallen in love with. How’d those in Wolfsburg do that? They called it the GTE. READ MORE ››

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