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Plug-in hybrid hatchback arrives with 201bhp, up to 235mpg and 44 miles of electric-only range
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30 April 2021

Volkswagen has introduced a second plug-in hybrid version of the Golf hatchback, with the 201bhp eHybrid now on sale in the UK, priced from £32,995. 

Initially offered in entry-level Style trim, the eHybrid is positioned below the 242bhp Golf GTE. Autocar initially understood the lower-powered PHEV was reserved for other markets, but it's now being offered here as part of a drive to appeal to the lucrative fleet market. 

Mating a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with an electric motor on the front axle, it manages a 0-62mph time of 7.4sec and a top speed of 137mph, or 80mph when in electric-only mode.  

Drivers can travel in E-Mode for a claimed 44 miles per charge, while the car's WLTP-certified combied fuel economy is up to 235mpg. 

A 10A charging cable is included as standard, allowing for a charging time from empty of around five hours when using a regular 2.3kW socket. This is reduced to three hours and 40 minutes when using a typical 3.6kW charging point, plus regenerative braking tops the battery up on the move. 

Style specification brings (as on conventionally powered Golf models) 16in San Antonio alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless start and a digital cockpit. 

It also adds a leather multifunction steering wheel, sports comfort seats, road sign recognition and several other driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and Volkswagen’s new Car2X warning system. 

Volkswagen says the Golf eHybrid will expand the appeal of the brand’s PHEV offerings for both company car drivers and private owners, joining the Passat GTE, Arteon eHybrid and Touareg R eHybrid.  

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superstevie 30 April 2021

Surprised this wasn't available earlier, especially when SEAT has it in the Leon. I hope it becomes available in estate form too. Could be my next company car if it does. 

xxxx 30 April 2021

Thing is spending 30k on a golf for 2 years use and presumably only doing limited mileage doesn't sound like the forumla of cheap motoring. How much was the gte worth after 2 years, vw have a 2 year old with 7k miles on for 20k, you'd only spend a little over 1k on petrol in that time. Tax dodgers only in my book. 

The Dr 30 April 2021

Would agree 235mpg isn't possible but as an ex owner of the old Golf GTE with the same performance, I managed 125mpg over 2 years of variable driving which isn't too bad and if you have your own charging capability at home it's cheap motoring....