Volkswagen has released more details on the Golf 7 Plug-in Hybrid, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

After it was officially revealed in some images last week, the VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the German based automaker releasing new details on it. According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid will use the same powertrain as the concept version of the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, when it will make its way onto the market sometimes next year, in its final production form.

The VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid will get a 1.4 liter TFSI engine under its hood, producing 150 HP (110 kW) and an electric motor with 102 HP (75 kW), mated to a dual clutch e-S tronic six-speed transmission. The total output stands at 204 HP (150 kW) and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb-ft), which is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.6 seconds, and to burn an impressive 1.5 L of fuel every 100 km (188 mpg UK / 156.5 mpg US), while emitting 35 g/km of CO2. The “green” Golf can travel in electric mode for up to 50 km (31 miles) and it can hit a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). The model will be brought to Geneva, next month.

Source: autocar


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