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Volkswagen Golf GTE (2015-2020) review

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  • Medium
  • Used only
  • Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
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On paper, the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, launched in 2015, looks pretty much like the perfect car. It's as quick as some GTIs, is claimed to do 166mpg and emits 39g/km of CO2. But does the VW Golf GTE really live up to those claims? Is it a hot hatch that can save the planet - and your wallet? Read our full road test review to find out.

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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

February 2015

Released

February 2015

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