VW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Sport Car Concept | Luther Burnsville Volkswagen

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show Volkswagen revealed a concept car, and we are crossing our fingers it become a reality. The VW Golf GTE Sport is a 395-horsepower plug-in hybrid. Yes, you read that right.

The Golf GTE Sport blurs the lines with the drivetrain, suspension, body and interior of a purebred sports car, while taking the plug-hybrid to a whole new level.  The 1.6-liter TSI engine is an adaption of the two-time World Rally Championship winning Polo R WRC. It delivers 295 horsepower and maximum torque of 295 pound-feet, all while being capable of zero-emission driving.

The four-cylinder engine is assisted by two electric motors, and whenever possible the concept car operates as a completely electric vehicle. When in “GTE mode” all three motors work together giving the all-wheel drive vehicle a zero to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph.  The Sport also has an impressive fuel economy of 118 mpg in the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrids.

The exterior design of the Golf GTE Sport concept takes heavy cues from its sports car cousins. A two-level C-pillar design gives the vehicle an hourglass design from front to back creating the GTE’s outstanding silhouette. This C-pillar treatment is as functional as it is stylish, guiding airflow between the two levels and contributing to the aerodynamic force and rear brake cooling.

One of our favorite features of the Golf GTE Sport concept are the two gullwing doors that swing forward. After all, what good is a out-of-this-world vehicle with electric motors, zero emission capabilities and a top speed of 174 mph without a space age design feature like gullwing doors.

Personally we hope Volkswagen plans to take all of their vehicles in this new modern direction and we really hope the German automaker will consider turning this concept into a reality. Want more update on all things Volkswagen? Be sure to like our Facebook page here to never miss a beat!

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