VOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK 1.4 TSI eHybrid Style 5dr DSG Lease Deals
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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK

1.4 TSI eHybrid Style 5dr DSG

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

  • Fuel Type
    Fuel Type Hybrid
  • Transmission
    Transmission Automatic
  • Mileage
    Mileage 0.00mpg
  • Top Speed
    Top Speed 137mph
  • CO2
    CO2 21.00g/km

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 information
  • Driver alert system
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
  • Electronic engine sound
  • Lane assist
  • Lane change assistant
  • Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
  • Start/Stop function
  • Travel assist with emergency side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
  • Wireless app connect

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Type 2 mode 2/G (10A) mains charging cable
  • Type 2 mode 3 (16A) AC Cable for wallbox/chargepoints
  • XDS 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 mirror
  • Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • eHybrid badge on rear tailgate
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front fog lights with static cornering function and poor weather lighting
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • Highway light
  • Illuminated front grille
  • LED License plate illumination
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
  • Remote 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 console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 3 zone climate with controls in the rear
  • Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
  • Art Velour cloth upholstery + front sports comfort seats with Microfibre sides of bolsters
  • Centre console
  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
  • Dust/pollen filter
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front and rear foot well interior light
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front passenger seat lumbar adjustment
  • Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Removable luggage compartment cover
  • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
  • Storm grey roof lining
  • Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors

Passive Safety

  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • ABS
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
  • Front disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Electronic engine immobiliser

Trim

  • Luxury brown wood decorative inserts
  • Soul dashboard

Driver Convenience

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Security

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    271
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    3.6
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    173
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    13.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    4.5
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    71
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    44

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    28
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    21
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    26
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    21

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1395
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    49.6
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    1.1
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    0.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max
    256.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min
    313.9

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.4
  • Badge Power
    204
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TSI
  • Coin Series
    Style
  • Generation Mark
    8
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    24E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18600
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    7.4
  • Engine Power - BHP
    204
  • Engine Power - KW
    150
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    184
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    25.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    250
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1550
  • Top Speed
    137

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    SAN ANTONIO
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height (including roof rails)
    1482
  • Length
    4284
  • Wheelbase
    2629
  • Width
    1789

Weight and Capacities

  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2020
  • Max. Loading Weight
    505
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1515
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.9

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

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.

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