New VW Golf 7 plug-in hybrid officially unveiled image

Volkswagen has officially unveiled the brand new Golf 7 plug-in hybrid, which will go on sale across the Old Continent, and not only, starting from 2014.

The newest version of the brand new VW Golf 7 generation is a plug-in hybrid and this is the second “greener” variant, after just a few days ago we have seen the e-Golf. According to the car manufacturer, the new VW Golf 7 plug-in hybrid is riding on the same MQB platform, but this was engineered in order to have a modular rear structure into which more drive systems can be fitted.

The German based automaker says that the Volkswagen Golf 7 plug-in hybrid is using the very same drivetrain as the Audi A3 e-tron, and this means that under its hood we can find a 1.4 liter TFSI petrol engine, with 148 BHP, and an electric motor, providing an extra 100 BHP. The combined torque figure stands at 256 lb-ft and this is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds. In an EU test cycle, the Golf plug-in hybrid can achieve 188 mpg and it can emit just 35 h/km of CO2. More details on the Golf 7 plug-in hybrid are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its launch.

Source: Volkswagen