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The Golf has always been the classless car – all things to all people – which makes the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid version what, exactly? All things to everyone and then some, perhaps, including those with an eye on the environment, running costs, performance or all three.
The Golf GTE is still a car for the everyday as well as high days and holidays, but by adding a battery capable of supplying up to 40 miles of pure electric range (WLTP), alongside a peppy, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, in theory this is a car that’s fast, frugal and rather flavoursome when it comes to company car tax.
So, does it have the green and greenback credentials to be the pick of the plug-in hybrids? Well, you know what you need to do to find out – keep on reading this VW Golf GTE review, where we’ll compare and contrast it with its competitors. (We have a separate comprehensive review of the regular VW Golf)