VW Reveals Sporty GTE Plug-In Hybrid; Completes GTI, GTD Range

The plug-in hybrid Golf GTE completes Volkswagen’s sporty hatchback range that also consists of the petrol GTI and diesel GTD.

It sits in between the two other models, in terms of power, making a combined total of 201 hp and 258 lb-ft or 350 Nm which pushes it past 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 135 mph (or 216 km/h, which we assume must be somewhat electronically pegged back, since the less powerful diesel tops 142 mph/229 km/h).

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