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22 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI eHybrid Style 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)Car2X communication
Digital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and informationDriver alert system
Dynamic road sign displayeCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
Electronic engine soundLane assist
Lane change assistantMobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gaugeStart/Stop function
Travel assist with emergency side assist with electrically foldable door mirrorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Wireless app connect 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Petrol Particulate FilterType 2 mode 2/G (10A) mains charging cable
Type 2 mode 3 (16A) AC Cable for wallbox/chargepointsXDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling

Entertainment

Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicatorsBody colour rear roof spoiler
eHybrid badge on rear tailgateFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lights with static cornering function and poor weather lightingHeat insulating glass windscreen
Heated rear windscreenHigh level 3rd brake light
Highway lightIlluminated front grille
LED License plate illuminationRain sensor
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sidesRear lights incorporating LED technology
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delayRemote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
Welcome light 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lightingAmbient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
Art Velour cloth upholstery + front sports comfort seats with Microfibre sides of bolstersCentre console
Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear foot well interior light
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front passenger seat lumbar adjustmentFront reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
GloveboxHeight adjustable passenger seat
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Luggage compartment lightingRemovable luggage compartment cover
Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat benchStorm grey roof lining
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors 

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear three point seatbelts
ABSDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Extended pedestrian protection measures
Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbagsFront disc brakes
Rear disc brakesTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser

Trim

Luxury brown wood decorative insertsSoul dashboard
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh13
Battery Charge Slow kW2.3Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)336Battery Charge Fast kW3.6
Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)220
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationLeft Side Front
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8Usable Battery Capacity10.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb13.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb4.5
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb71WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb44

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)28Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb21WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH26
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL21 

Engine and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb5.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb49.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.2WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL0.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH235.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL313.9

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.4
Badge Power204Coin DescriptionTSI
Coin SeriesStyleGeneration Mark8
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18600Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1550
Top Speed137 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSAN ANTONIOWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1482Length4284
Wheelbase2629Width1789

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2020Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1515
No. of Seats5Turning 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 eHybrid

Volkswagen's Plug-in Golf gets more affordable in Golf eHybrid form. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

If you want a PHEV Volkswagen Golf, but you want it slightly more affordably, then you want this car, the Golf eHybrid. It gets an only slightly lesser-powered version of the PHEV powertrain we know from the Golf GTE, but clothes this 204PS package in more conservative bodywork. At an asking price that'll make this variant a very reasonable alternative to a Golf 2.0 TDI diesel for many forward-thinking folk.

Background

For years, Volkswagen offered just one Plug-in hybrid Golf variant and we knew it as the GTE. At the end of 2020, a new generation version of that model arrived on the market, based on the eighth generation Golf and powered by a 245PS version of the usual 1.4-litre TSI-based powerplant. But it was a touch pricey for some folk, hence the arrival of this de-tuned 204PS version of the same powertrain, slightly less sportily-packed in this model, the Golf eHybrid. Adding this variant to the range made sense: the identically engineered SEAT Leon/CUPRA Leon and Skoda Octavia models also offer their customers PHEV motoring with a choice of 204 and 245PS power outputs. And it gets you a substantial price saving over the alternative Golf GTE. Let's take a closer look at this car.

Driving Experience

As with the Golf GTE, the combustion element of this Golf eHybrid model's drivetrain uses a 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 6-speed DSG auto gearbox. What's changed here is that total output falls from 245 to 204PS but there's still 350Nm of torque, enough to propel this model from rest to 62 mph in only 7.4 seconds, before going on to a top speed of 137mph. Around town, practically all short-distance trips are possible in the Golf eHybrid with zero tailpipe emissions. The car's full electric range of 44 miles on a full charge, allied to the fact that the Golf eHybrid always starts journeys in all-electric E-MODE if the battery is sufficiently charged (except at battery temperatures of below -10??C), means that all-electric running will probably become the norm for many drivers. Moreover, since the Golf eHybrid can also be driven in all-electric mode at speeds of up to 80mph, motorways can also be covered under purely electric power. It is also possible to reserve electric energy during longer journeys in order to guarantee that it is possible to drive in E-MODE, with zero local tailpipe emissions, in a built-up area at your eventual destination. At the start of the journey, you simply enter the percentage of the battery capacity that must be reserved into the infotainment system. The battery doesn't have to be fully charged at the start of the journey for this to function effectively, since the lithium-ion unit can also be charged during the trip via both the TSI engine and brake energy recuperation.

Design and Build

The Golf eHybrid doesn't have the sporty GTI-themed looks of Volkswagen's other PHEV Golf, the GTE - but then you might like its more discreet, conservative vibe. That's based around mid-range 'Style' trim, which comes with 17-inch 'Belmont' alloy wheels and gets body-coloured front air intake fins, with chrome-trimmed lower fins extending across the lower radiator grille. Plus there's an LED light strip extending across the upper radiator grille between the LED 'Plus' headlights. Inside, as on all Golfs, Volkswagen's so-called 'Innovision Cockpit' comes as standard, a fusion of the brand's 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen and the company's 10-inch 'Discover Pro' centre-dash navigation infotainment display. Also standard is a background lighting system which bathes the cabin in a spectrum of 30 configurable colours. Otherwise, things are much as with any other Golf, so you get great build quality and decent space for two adults on the rear bench. As with the GTE, the Plug-in system compromises boot space capacity, which falls from 380-litres with an ordinary Golf to 273-litres. Fold the split rear bench and you can extend this to 1,130-litres.

Market and Model

The Golf eHybrid costs £33,000. You'll want to know how that compares to the price of the 245PS Golf GTE and the answer is that it equates to a useful saving of around £3,700. You still get plenty of equipment though, based around mid-range 'Style' trim. There's Volkswagen's sophisticated Digital Cockpit Pro digital instrument set-up, incorporating a digital instrument screen and a 'Discover Media' navigation system on the centre stack monitor, which gives you media streaming and internet, as well as a DAB+ tuner and a mobile phone interface. Also included is a wireless charging mat, a multifunction leather steering wheel, sports comfort seats; Adaptive Cruise Control and Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioning and a Keyless Start keyless comfort start function. As well as smart 16-inch 'San Antonio' alloy wheels. Drive features run to Adaptive Cruise Control, a start/stop system with brake energy recuperation, the pioneering Car2X local warning system, LED Plus headlights and LED tail light clusters. Safety kit includes a Lane Assist lane keeping system, Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking and Dynamic Road Sign Display.

Cost of Ownership

You'll want to know how the Golf eHybrid's figures compare to those of the Golf GTE. Well, an eHybrid manages 235.4mpg, 21g/km of CO2, which means a BiK rate of only 7%. Plus it has a 44 mile all-electric driving range. For the Golf GTE, which has a 40 mile driving range, the fuel figure is the same and the CO2 reading is 26g/km. A full charge of the battery in the Golf eHybrid is normally performed via an external power supply. A charge port is provided in the front wing on the driver's side into which the charging cable is plugged. Depending on the power source, charging takes place with 2.3 or 3.6 kW alternating current (AC). When supplied with 230volts at 2.3 kW via the normal domestic grid, the battery is fully charged in five hours if it had previously been completely empty. If the power source is a Volkswagen wall box or a charging station with 360volts and a charging cable designed for 3.6 kW, the charging time is reduced to three hours and 40 minutes. The battery charger manages charging fully automatically - all the driver has to do is to connect the plugs. The driver can also control the time at which charging takes place via the infotainment system or using the We Connect app on a smartphone, in order to benefit from cheaper off-peak electricity.

Summary

There's lots to like here, the classy Golf vibe mixed with an uber-dose of sense and sensibility, creating the kind of compelling combination you'll rarely find in a family car. You do without the sporty look and feel of a Golf GTE, but many owners will happily forgo that for this variant's significant price saving. As with a GTE, everything here's so straightforward - so normal. Just leave the thing in its 'Hybrid Auto' setting and you'll get diesel-like fuel economy with a real surging turn of pace when you need it. Even if you never once plugged this car in, you'd probably be perfectly happy with what you had. So no, you don't have to press buttons and select menu options to enjoy and benefit from Golf eHybrid motoring. But devoted owners will want to do that. These people will see ownership as being all about mastering and getting the most from the Plug-in hybrid concept. For them, there'll be nothing normal about what this Volkswagen can do. They'll talk of its silent all-electric operation. Or running costs that decimate their annual tax payments and see a potential three-figure range achievable from every gallon. Or maybe the way in which when used for short journeys, it can make fuel station visits a thing of the past. It's all deceptively unique - and rather futuristic. In a car very much for today.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£513
Deposit£1500
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.57%
Cash price£35,315
Credit amount£33,815
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£14,629.02
Total amount payable£40,763.02
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR5.6%
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