Volkswagen is launching five electrified Golf models

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Hybrid offensive

Hybrid offensive. The new Golf will be launched in five different hybrid versions in 2020 – three mild hybrid models and two plug-in hybrid models eTSI. Two Golf eTSI – generating 81 kW (110 PS)02 and 110 kW (150 PS)03 – are Volkswagen’s first vehicles with the new 48V mild hybrid drive 48 V power.

The new mild hybrid systems save up to 0.4 l/100 km of fuel and offer exceptionally good moving-off performance Increased overall range. Plug-in hybrid models permit overall ranges of 870 km (eHybrid04) and 745 km (GTE05) With the models of the ID family Volkswagen continues to drive forward its electrification campaign and in parallel is launching an entirely new spectrum of innovative hybrid drive systems for its established product range.

With three new eTSI engines (48V mild hybrid) and two new plug-in hybrid drives – Golf eHybrid04 and Golf GTE05 – , the Golf is now the Volkswagen model line with the most diverse hybrid spectrum. Together with the new, all-electric ID.306, for which there will be three different battery sizes, Volkswagen will therefore offer one of the most systematically electrified compact class vehicle ranges in the world.

Golf eTSI with the first 48 V mild hybrid drive

Already on the market: the new Golf 1.0 eTSI with 81 kW (110 PS)02 and the Golf 1.5 eTSI generating 110 kW (150 PS)03 – powered by the brand’s first 48 V mild hybrid drive (eTSI). Both engines are as efficient as they are powerful and thanks to an additional electric boost they offer an extraordinarily good performance when moving off. A further 48V mild hybrid version will be added in 2020. A 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) is always on board as standard. All Golf eTSI models will be available to order in the Life (practical), Style (exclusive) and R-Line (sporty) equipment versions.

Two new plug-in hybrid drives

Two new plug-in hybrid models will also be launched in the coming days: the Golf eHybrid04 and the Golf GTE05. These Golf models are equipped with an externally charged lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity that has been increased by 50 percent to 13 kWh compared with the plug-in hybrid model from the previous Golf Mk7 generation. The two plug-in hybrid models are powered either by the electric drive motor, by a high-torque TSI (turbocharged petrol engine) or by both units together.

The powertrain of the new Golf eHybrid04 produces a system power of 150 kW (204 PS). This Golf is always offered in the elegant Style equipment version and is recommended as a particularly comfort-oriented plug-in hybrid model. The Golf ehybrid has a consumption of only 11.0 kWh/100 km (NEDC). The all-electric range is up to 80 kilometres; the combined range is 870 kilometres (both values in accordance with NEDC).

The also highly economical Golf GTE05 has been designed for extremely sporty performance. Here, the powertrain provides a system power of 180 kW (245 PS)05 – the fusion of electric drive motor and TSI therefore achieves the same power level as the current Golf GTI07. The Golf gte can be driven by purely electric power for up to 62 kilometres with an energy consumption of 12.4 kWh. Combined range: 745 kilometres (all three #gte values also NEDC).

A comparison between the Golf eHybrid04 and the Golf gte with exactly the same power output (150 kW / 204 PS) from the now superseded Golf Mk7 generation shows just how economical the new plug-in hybrid models are. The new Golf eHybrid04 has a combined NEDC fuel consumption of 1.2 l/100 km and an NEDC power consumption of 11.0 kWh as mentioned above. That corresponds to 0.7 l/100 km less fuel consumption and 1.1 kWh/100 km less power consumption than the now replaced Golf gte based on the Golf Mk7. The electric range has also been significantly improved to 80 kilometres compared with the previous range of 47 kilometres. The overall range of the new Golf eHybrid04 has also been greatly increased to now 870 km compared with the previous 760 km.