The thought of driving a plug-in hybrid doesn’t really set the heart on fire. The new Volkswagen Golf GTE however, is unlike any other plug-in hybrid. It’s a plug-in performance hybrid capable of zero driving emissions, but one that’ll still knock your socks off.
And on its outing at Dunsfold in the hands of our lucky test driver, the GTE proved it’s a car able to be all things to all people, perfectly honouring its hot hatch heritage with an intelligence that’s evident at every turn.
Whichever of its five modes you’re in, it feels like you’re driving the future.