Volkswagen extends low-tax Golf range with eHybrid model
Volkswagen has added a second model to the Golf hybrid range, designed to have strong appeal to fleet drivers. The Golf eHybrid is now available to order, with prices starting from £32,995 on-the-road, giving a P11D value of £32,940. The new model offers combined fuel consumption of up to 235mpg (WLTP combined), with CO2 emissions of 21g/km (WLTP), giving a BIK rating of seven per cent. The 204hp eHybrid joins the more powerful 245hp Golf GTE hybrid.
VW is offering the Golf eHybrid in Style trim only. Standard equipment includes VW's Digital Cockpit Pro digital instrument pack, including VW's Discover Media navigation system, incorporating streaming and internet, DAB+, mobile phone interface with inductive charging function, Dynamic Road Sign Display, a multifunction leather steering wheel, sports comfort seats, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, autonomous emergency braking, automatic air conditioning, start/stop system with brake energy recuperation, Car2X local warning system, keyless starting, LED Plus headlights and LED rear lighting and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Power comes from a 1.4-litre TSI direct injection petrol engine, with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery providing a range of up to 44 miles of driving without exhaust emissions. With 350Nm of torque available, the eHybrid Golf is lively as well as frugal. Power is fed to the front wheels via a six-speed DSG automated transmission. Golf eHybrid will always start journeys in E-MODE electric drive if the battery has enough charge, unless in temperatures below -10C. Electric range can be preserved for driving in a Clean Air Zone if needed. The driver simply enters the amount of battery capacity needed in the infotainment system.
A fully discharged battery can be recharged in five hours from a domestic power socket or in three hours 40 minutes from a 3.6kW Wallbox. Using the infotainment system, charging can be programmed overnight to take advantage of off-peak electricity charges. The battery can also be charged on the move direct from the engine and from regenerative braking.
The Golf eHybrid offers two operating modes, all-electric E-MODE and Hybrid which will permit either automatic or manual switching between the electric motor and engine.
“The new Golf eHybrid's list of attributes includes pure electric zero tailpipe-emission driving; superb long-distance fuel economy; generous equipment; and a BIK rate of only seven per cent,” Volkswagen UK Head of Fleet Nick O'Neill explained to Gateway2Lease. “Together with Volkswagen's renowned build quality and superb retailer network, they result in a car that will especially appeal to company car drivers.”
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