Volkswagen has opened its order books for a fleet-friendly addition to its Golf plug-in hybrid line-up with the unveiling in the UK of the new Golf eHybrid Style model., Volkswagen expects the Golf eHybrid, priced from £32,995, to expand significantly the appeal of the brand’s plug-in hybrid offerings.
The new five-door Golf becomes available in the UK as Volkswagen works to broaden interest in its plug-in hybrid Golf, which to this point has been represented solely by the sporty Golf GTE. Sitting beneath the 242 bhp GTE, the new 201 bhp eHybrid model is offered exclusively in ‘Style’ trim.
The Golf eHybrid Style features a raft of standard-fit kit including Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instruments); a ‘Discover Media’ navigation system including streaming and internet, DAB+, and mobile phone interface with inductive charging function; Dynamic Road Sign Display; a multifunction leather steering wheel; sports comfort seats; Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist lane keeping system; Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking; Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioning; a start/stop system with brake energy recuperation; the Car2X local warning system; new Keyless Start keyless comfort start function; LED Plus headlights and LED tail light clusters; as well as smart sixteen-inch ‘San Antonio’ alloy wheels.
Reflecting on the compelling offer created by the new Golf eHybrid, Volkswagen UK Head of Fleet Nick O’Neill said: “The Volkswagen Golf has always been a staple of the UK fleet sector and now, with the arrival of this exciting new plug-in hybrid option, I am sure we will see more companies taking the decision to add our exceptional new car to their fleets.
“The new Golf eHybrid’s persuasive list of attributes includes pure electric zero tailpipe-emission driving; superb long-distance fuel economy; generous equipment; and a BIK rate of only 7 per cent – all underpinned by Volkswagen’s renowned build quality and superb retailer network. Together, they result in a car that will especially appeal to company car drivers, as well as retail ones.”