Five Hybrid Powertrains for New VW Golf

Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf has a total of five hybrid options as the German automaker moves to electrify more of its range.

In total, there are three 48V mild hybrid options plus two plug-in hybrid variants plus the standard ICE versions. It claims emissions of the 48V hybrid options have been cut 10% according to WLTP test cycle results, while being offered in three power options: 108bhp, 128bhp and 147bhp.

The PHEV variants claim 201bhp as the base option and a ‘sporty’ 241bhp variant. Both will have a 13kW battery on-board, allowing for 37 miles of zero emission driving.

Gasoline option employ a four-cylinder engine with 88bhp and 108bhp outputs. The diesel also features a four-cylinder engine, giving consumers the choice between 113bhp and 147bhp options. Finally, a natural gas (TGI) version offers 128bhp. VW says its diesel uses two catalytic converters to cut toxic nitrogen oxide by up to 80% with fuel consumption also cut by 17% compared to the previous generation.

The car’s connectivity package has VW’s V2X technology, dubbed ‘Car2X’, claiming a range of up to 2624ft, with information displayed on the driver display. The car will go on sale in December.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *