Elec­tric booga­loo

Volk­swa­gen Golf GTE

Australian T3 - - RADAR -

This looks like a new GTi, right? Think again. It’s VW’s su­per­charged hy­brid hot hatch with a tuned 1.4l TSI petrol en­gine that pulls 148bhp. So far, so fumes. But there’s also a 75KW, 100bhp elec­tric mo­tor that runs solo for up to 60km. A GTE but­ton blends the two for a honk­ing 248bhp, around the same as a Ford Mus­tang, and a 0-100 of 7.6 sec­onds. Not ex­actly a Mr Whippy van, then. $TBC, Volk­swa­gen.com.au, out TBC

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