What is it?
The world’s first hybrid hot hatch, according to Volkswagen. The Golf GTE combines a 1.4-litre turbo petrol with a 100bhp electric motor sandwiched between engine and gearbox, a set-up capable of sending 201bhp and 258lb ft of torque to the front wheels.
That means a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 138mph, alongside an official economy figure of 188mpg and CO2 emissions of 35g/km. You are unlikely to replicate either of these numbers in the real world, though you might have a shot at matching the GTE’s all-electric range of 31 miles.