Creators of the car - a team of apprentices from Volkswagen’s Brunswick and Wolfsburg facilities - chose blue shades to adorn the exterior of the car - inspired by the Wörthersee lake and blue sky, while the number 10 on the side signifies the car as the 10th apprentice project presented at Wörthersee. A Clubsport rear spoiler and 20in MB-Design alloys have also been fitted.
Inside, the apprentices’ app-controlled adjustable sports seats feature, which also have massage functions. Despite the racier appearance of the car’s exterior, the students wished to keep the interior more restrained; so only blue highlights from the car’s exterior are carried through to interior trim, and blue contrasting upholstery stitching. An 11-speaker sound system with subwoofer and LED lighting takes up the space normally occupied by the rear seats and boot.
The Golf GTE Estate Impulse, created by apprentices from Sachsen, is another hybrid, but with a heavier focus upon the car’s electric powertrain; a 165 kW system is used, with a 16.8kWh prototype battery pack - increased from 8.8kWh of the standard pack.
It’s marked out by a five-tone matt colour scheme and bonnet vents on the outside, and matching interior trim, with ambient lighting colours controlled via an app.