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2016 (66) Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI GTE 5dr DSG

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
Only £24,995
£4999 deposit
£402.59 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer6.5" colour display screen
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiterBluetooth Telephone preparation
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge
Flat tyre indicatorInstrument cluster in white
Low fuel level warning lightMulti function display colour screen
Multifunction computerOil level gauge
Online servicesProgressive power assisted steering
Push button starterRev counter
Trip and service interval displayUltrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

8 speakersCD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-in
Composition media systemDAB Digital radio
MDI with USB/iPod connection cables 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Black rear diffuserBlue stripe on radiator grille
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsCherry red rear light cluster
Chrome trimmed front air intake surroundsChrome trimmed front fog light surrounds
Chrome trimmed radiator grille louvre insertsDusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lampsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipesWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable dashboard illuminationAir conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Ambient lightingBag hook in luggage compartment
Black headliningBoot lashing points
Chrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surroundChrome-plated electric window button surround
Courtesy light delayDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Dust/pollen filterFront + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front seat back storage pocketsGearshift paddles
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
LED reading lightsLoad through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Passenger underseat drawerStainless steel pedals
Storage box in centre console with coverStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in doors
White adjustable panel illumination 

Packs

Styling pack - Golf R/R-Line 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic tyre pressure monitoringESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Pre crash system
Warning triangle and first aid kit holder 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Lowered sports suspensionXDS plus electronic differential lock

Trim

Chequered black interior trimChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surround 

Wheels

18" Marseille alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)39Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)166.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9 

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power204
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed138

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMarseilleWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1457Length4364
Wheelbase2631Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight450Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1510No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Like the look of the Golf GTI but are intrigued by the idea of a plug-in hybrid drive system? Volkswagen has the answer in the pert form of the Golf GTE. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTE promises some faintly absurd-looking efficiency measures, emitting 35g/km of CO2 and managing 188mpg on the NEDC fuel economy tests. Of course, in the real world, this plug-in hybrid probably won't make anywhere near those numbers, but with 204PS on tap, it's got the muscle to back up the sporty styling. Keep your eye on this one.

Background

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf hasn't exactly been short of plaudits. Just about every award that could have been bestowed upon it has been and the range is shot through with excellence from the bottom to the very top. Petrol, diesel, manual, twin-clutch automatic, hatch, estate; it's all good. The Golf is one of those very rare cars where you could walk into a dealership negotiate a deal on any car that they have available and drive it away knowing that you haven't been sold the runt of the litter. To this mix, Volkswagen has added a fascinating plug-in hybrid version, the Golf GTE. If you're the sort of buyer who might have previously been steered towards the economy of a Golf GTD diesel but secretly hankered after the smoothness of the GTI, the GTE could be the perfect solution.

Driving Experience

The GTE is powered by a combination of a 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 102PS electric motor. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you get 252PS. When used together, they nevertheless deliver a useful 204PS - and the torque figure of 350NM can't be sniffed at. When both power units are running in parallel, the GTE will accelerate to 62mph in a crisp 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 138mph. It can even hit 81mph using electric power alone. Naturally, the GTE's battery packs put it at a weight disadvantage compared to a GTI. The extra 120kg of lithium-ion batteries and the 80kg of electric motor lift weight to 1,520kg but the additional bulk is mounted very low in the vehicle which means that the GTE will feel planted and well-resolved in a corner. Mind you, this is a front wheel drive car, so deploying all 350Nm of torque when accelerating out of a tight corner is going to induce a little torque steer. The GTE uses a six-speed DSG gearbox with a triple-clutch system specially developed for hybrid vehicles.

Design and Build

A big part of the GTE's appeal is that it doesn't look that different to a GTI. Visually, the Golf GTE combines elements of the look of the e-Golf and the GTI. The front bumper features C-shaped LED daytime running lights, like those on the e-Golf, as well as aerodynamic horizontal fins, like those on the GTI. Where the GTI features red, the GTE has blue accents, including across the radiator grille and into the headlights. The headlights, along with all lights on the GTE, are LED. In the UK, 18-inch 'Serron' alloy wheels are fitted as standard and the car is sold in the five-door body style only. Inside, as on the outside, the Golf GTE features blue highlights where the GTI has red. This includes stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and seats, plus a blue stripe in the tartan pattern on the sports seats. You still get the flat-bottomed steering wheel with its circular hub and deep dish with audio, telephone and cruise control buttons mounted on two of its three spokes. There's also a set of drilled pedals and a big alloy foot rest. The vehicle speedometer and tachometer are familiar and the latter is supplemented by a power meter in the central display, which shows the status of the battery, whether or not power is being used and the intensity of any regeneration.

Market and Model

The biggest obstacle the Golf GTE has to overcome is one of customer perception. More specifically, it's that most people hear 'plug-in hybrid' and translate that to mean 'massively overpriced vehicle that will never justify its cost'. The thing is, the GTE prices at around £28,000, which isn't that far off the cost of a GTI. Okay, so it is a little slower off the mark, but when it comes to running costs, there's no contest. An 8-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation system with DAB radio and Bluetooth is standard, and includes bespoke functions for electric vehicles, including the ability to identify potential destinations on electric range, and electric charging points. The GTE also features an e-manager which allows the driver to preset vehicle charging, as well as interior cooling or heating. These functions can also be operated remotely using the Volkswagen Car-Net app on a smartphone: a three-year subscription is included in the UK.

Cost of Ownership

The published figures for the GTE look faintly unfeasible. Volkswagen claims a combined fuel economy figure of 166mpg and emissions of 39g/km. These really point to the deficiencies of the NEDC economy tests for measuring cars like this, rather than the real world abilities of the GTE. In pure electric mode (activated at the press of a button), the Golf GTE can travel up to 31 miles, depending on conditions, and the electric power can also be saved - for example when driving to a zero-emissions zone. The 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged in around three and a half hours from a domestic mains outlet, or two and a half hours from a domestic wallbox. Residual values ought to be extremely good. Golfs already hold their value very well, and adding super low emissions and monster fuel economy to the mix ought to make the GTE the best of the bunch for clinging onto its retained value. The idea of being able to undertake a 30 mile commute to work and back without having to pay for a penny of petrol is hugely appealing, although one suspects that in typical city traffic, that range will drop quite markedly.

Summary

With a petrol GTI and a diesel GTD in the range, it would appear that Volkswagen has covered its bases reasonably comprehensively when it comes to quick Golfs. Is there adequate breathing space for this plug-in hybrid GTE? Yes. If the pricing can be kept sensible, then the GTE should be able to carve a niche for itself, offering the torquey muscularity of the diesel with the smoothness of the petrol. We'll have to crunch some real world numbers to bring you the definitive gen on actual running costs but the initial signs look extremely promising. The GTE offers the tantalising prospect of a Golf Mk 7 that's quick and fun to drive with the running costs you'd normally associate with a stunted citycar. If ever you needed evidence of technology as an enabling factor in vehicle development, you couldn't do a lot better than this.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
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Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
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Monthly payment£402.59
Deposit£4999
Term (months)60
Cash price£24,995
Credit amount£19,996
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£29,155.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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