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Our Fleet Test Drive: Volkswagen Golf GTE -5th report

Date: 06 April 2016   |   Author: Guy Bird

If your bedroom is anywhere near the front of the house, you've probably been woken up - especially early on cold mornings - by clattery old diesels chugging into life, or indeed older petrol engines that seem reluctant to start without a fight.

All of which makes the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE a pleasure to set sail in by comparison. Press the starter button, slot the gearlever into drive and the car always moves off in electric mode - it keeps a little bit of charge in reserve for silent starting - and letting your neighbours get a more winks in the process. Thoughtful and stealthy.


Verdict


  • Electric option
  • Comfy interior
  • Not using electric option enough
  • Real-world mpg

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