Following a few teasers – which is a breeze today when automakers kill off the suspense with countless glimpses and full, “accidental” reveals, Volkswagen took the wraps off its official Worthersee Golf GTI concept.
And there isn’t one, but two new GTI Worthersee concepts, as the audience also gets a fully electric GTE impulsE Estate concept to go along with the festivities. Back to the GTI First Decade concept, it was made entirely by a group of 13 VW apprentices, who opted for a two-tone blue exterior with unique accents – Satin Ocean Shimmer finish with blue chrome foil compliments the Atlantic Blue metallic while finishing touches are added via the Clubsport rear spoiler bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
There are no rear seats in this one, and you’ll find there new speakers and a spare tire, while the driver’s seat can be electrically adjusted from afar via a downloadable app on a smartphone or tablet. There are even back massage and memory functions – and the two seats get a mix of titanium black nappa leather and Alcantara with blue stitching. Motivaiton is provided by a hybrid setup combining the gas engine up front and a 48-volt electric motor in the back for a total combined output of 410 horsepower (305 kilowatts).
The second concept is an electric GTE Estate impulse, also built entirely by apprentices, and packing a 16.8 kilowatt-hour electric battery to achieve double the range. The GTE comes with a five-tone matt paint combining Oryx White, Apassionata Blue, Anthracite, Hallmark, and St. James Red. The tweaks include color coordinated steering wheel, center console, and gear shifter – while animated and app-controlled ambient lighting is present on the door trim.