The Golf GTE Plug-in HybridBook Test Drive
Double the driving pleasure.
The Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid.
Driving pleasure as standard: the maximum output of the Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid is 180 kW (245 PS). This impressive value is achieved thanks to the model’s efficient plug-in hybrid technology.
The Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid has many highlights.
Offering you a sporty, elegant appearance.
Agility and aerodynamics – the Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid has not just internalised these values, it also wears them on its sleeve. For instance, they are clearly demonstrated by the blue trim strip that stretches across the entire front from the Volkswagen badge to the dynamic design of the IQ.LIGHTs - LED Matrix headlights. As a GTE, it doesn’t have to hide its tailpipes away, though behind the chrome-plated diffuser is still a good position. That’s because, when it’s combined with the striking LED tail light clusters and roof spoiler, it makes sure the entire rear has an extra bold impact.
The highlight in your Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid: IQ.LIGHT
The Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid is already fitted with visibly dynamic IQ.LIGHTs - LED Matrix headlights as standard that stretch all the way round to the side wings, while sleek LED tail light clusters dominate at the rear. Your Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid's extra powerful IQ.LIGHT - LED Matrix headlights are fitted with the “Dynamic Light Assist” main-beam control to light up the road. IQ.LIGHTs also display innovative dynamic turn signals that use an animated strip of lights to show which way you are turning.
LED front fog lights
Real highlights in bad weather
Fog, heavy snowfall or rain? The standard LED front fog lights that come in the new 5-honeycomb design and are built into the bumper, provide additional light. Turn them on and the world will look pretty different. Not only that, your Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid will look even more striking.
Exterior background lighting
Even in the dark, your Golf GTE lights the way
With exterior background lighting fitted as standard, your new Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid will welcome you before you’ve even stepped inside. Operate your remote control key or simply approach the vehicle thanks to Keyless Access with SAFELOCK, fitted as standard, and the vehicle's headlights and tail lights will light up. The door handle recesses and a blue strip in the radiator grille will also light up and your new Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid will welcome you with light projected out of the exterior mirrors onto the floor.
Inside: Chilled out.
All of the components inside the Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid are carefully tailored to one another to give the vehicle its distinctively sporty look. This starts with the stainless steel pedals and extends to the decorative trims and hallmark stitching all the way to the black headliner. The LED background lighting adds accents of light in all the right places. And you’ll also notice straight away that the digital future has arrived in the cockpit. These features are dominated by high-resolution displays and the majority of functions, like the radio, air conditioning system and lighting, can be operated using touch-sensitive surfaces and sliders.
Everything adapts to you
When combined with the standard “Discover Pro” radio navigation system, the Digital Cockpit Pro is upgraded to the Innovision Cockpit. This means that both displays, measuring 10 inches (25.4 cm) and 10.25 inches (26.04 cm), can be merged together. The resulting landscape display not only contains classic content like the rev counter, speedometer and mileage counter, but also other useful data in an even clearer and more detailed display. You can even set up favourite functions on the home screen, just like the way you would configure your smartphone.
The Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid has a Digital Cockpit Pro as standard.
Premium sport seats and Leather Equipment
Sit back and relax
The Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid look is visible in every corner of the interior. While the premium sport seats in the front are covered in durable fabric in “Scale Paper” design, the hallmark blue accents of the GTE design are not only visible on the leather steering wheel but also on the textile floor mats that come in a complementary colour scheme.
Fancy an extra dose of elegance? The optional high-quality “Vienna” leather equipment is smooth, creating a chic, premium feel. The black perforated natural material covers the central seat panels and inner seat bolsters on the front premium sport seats – making the blue stitching look particularly impressive.
Leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel, with touch control and shifting paddles
A touch more intuitive
The classic function knobs in the cockpit have largely made way for touch-sensitive surfaces in the new Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid. This allows you to control the Climatronic, for example, simply and intuitively using buttons and sliders. Even the leather trim touch multifunction sport steering wheel can be operated with a simple tap of the finger. In combination with the intelligent menu navigation you have access to lots of functions. Haptic feedback through gentle vibration confirms every entry.