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Volkswagen ticks most boxes on new Golf concept


IF Volkswagen says it developed a car that feels at home both on the road in normal traffic conditions and on a racetrack - you can take that to the bank. Then, there’s the jaw-dropping good-looks which is an added bonus.

Beckoning Volkswagen into the future is the Golf GTE Sport Concept, which on paper, looks like the perfect car. So briefly, what makes it stand out from the already crowded assembly of concept cars?

On the outside the GTE is primarily manufactured from lightweight carbon, giving it the first thumbs-up in the tech category. Another highlight of the future people’s pocket rocket is the forward- swinging gull wing doors. On the doors, the low-lying integrated sills pose as splitters, improving the aerodynamic integrity of the GTE.

Inside, it gets even more interesting… A three-level instrument interface is incorporated as it has been specially “configured for the driver’s workspace.” The instrument panel features three transparent displays arranged behind one another to show the driver all the relevant information.

The GTE is described by Volkswagen as a “two-seater sportscar.” As such, it received special attention as both the driver and passenger areas are monocoque units – emphasizing the sporty nature of the Golf.

It is designed to break down the barriers between everyday usability and motorsport and is powered by three motors combined in a plug-in hybrid system, developing a total power output of 295kW.

Thanks to a futuristic all-wheel-drive system and a lightweight body, the three motors are capable of propelling the Golf GTE from standstill to 100km/h in a claimed 4.3 seconds.

The fuel consumption versus performance ratio is also bound to leave others green with envy as Volkswagen claims the GTE is capable of 2.0 litres/100km thanks to the hybrid system.

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept ticks most of the boxes, however only the production box still remains to be ticked on this impressive vehicle. 

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