Volkswagen has confirmed that it will unveil a diesel-hybrid version of the Golf at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Volkswagen says that the car, which will first be shown concept, will return an outstanding 69mpg and will emit only 89g/km of CO2.
No other technical details were given but power is expected to come from a common-rail 2.0 liter diesel engine recently launched in the Tiguan mated to an electric motor that will drive power to the front wheels and allow the car to run on battery alone at low speeds.
The Volkswagen Golf TDI hybrid is also expected to get a 7-speed DSG double-clutch transmission. Engineers have fitted the car with other fuel-saving features such as a start-stop system, aerodynamic tweaks and other modifications made on Bluemotion models.
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