The annual Wörthersee GTI fest seems like a good place for Volkswagen to express its green credo, and after the electrified GTI First Decade and the Golf GTE Estate ImpulsE concepts, the Wolfsburg maker has also taken the wraps off the Golf GTE concept.
The bespoke prototype is coming to enhance the facelifted production model, being reworked with the striking Electric White Mother of Pearl Effect, complete with black and blue accents. The model also gets two-tone 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels with the same black and blue theme complete with 17-inch perforated discs and matching GTE Blue calipers. The Golf GTI hatchback donated the diffuser and the dual exhaust tips and the Golf GTI Clubsport also lent its roof-mounted rear spoiler.
VW hasn’t presented the interior this time around, only detailing the elements – leather-wrapped sports steering wheel specifically designed for the GTE concept and with Alcantara and blue ’12 o’clock marking as a nod to the hybrid powertrain. The latter consists of a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and the electric motor that have been enhanced a combined output of 272 hp (200 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) – a good enhancement over the regular’s 204 hp (150 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), meaning performance should also be up from the 7.6 seconds acceleration time to 62 mph (100 kph).