Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE Owner's Manual

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE Owner's Manual
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The legendary Golf range pleases with a large selection of models and innovative equipment. The Golf GTE is a hybrid variant that combines two powertrains: petrol and electric. This method allows not only to save as much as possible for any driving style, but also to emit a minimum amount of exhaust gases into the atmosphere. For city driving, the model is simply ideal in terms of fuel economy.

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE Features

Golf GTE is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and an electric motor with a capacity of 102 horsepower. You can move exclusively on the electric motor (the battery supply is enough for 50 km of travel in this mode) or on both engines at once, which is also quite economical – the system will regulate the use of power units itself.

Among the main features of the Golf GTE model, the following points can be distinguished:

• Body – a familiar hatchback, which is practically no different from previous models. Identical landing, distance for legs and other parameters.
• The power of the car when using both engines is quite high and inherent in the “Golf”. Up to 100 km / h, the car accelerates in 7.6 seconds, and the maximum speed is 222 km / h.
• When the vehicle is started, the powertrain control systems independently select the most economical operation option, which saves the owner’s budget quite well.
• Controls in the cabin are devoid of many buttons – now the systems are controlled using the touch screen.
• The car is distinguished by blue almost everywhere: optics edging, interior elements. This is one of the distinguishing features of the GTE model.
• The technical equipment of the model is very fresh. Electronic systems help in everything: driving, safety. The machine literally sees the way, and itself controls the transmission on the ups and downs.

Reliable, stylish, comfortable, functional, economical, powerful, modern – all these epithets successfully characterize the Golf GTE, which today is purchased not only by young guys, which was inherent in the previous models of the line. Now family people also choose the Golf, as the ratio of comfort, safety and economy has become ideal. If you like hatchback cars, be sure to consider this model for purchase.

Closest competitors: Toyota Prius Prime 2017, Chevrolet Volt 2016, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron.

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE Overview

The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE is a plug-in hybrid variant of the renowned VW Golf series. Combining the practicality and versatility of the Golf with hybrid technology, the GTE offers eco-friendly driving without sacrificing performance and comfort.


  • Dimensions (Min-Max):
    • Length: Approximately 4284 mm
    • Width: Approximately 1789 mm
    • Height: Approximately 1456 mm
  • Curb Weight: Approximately 1,561 kg
  • Wheel Size: 17 inches
  • Model Variations: Base, Advanced
  • Powertrain:
    • 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor
  • Combined Power Output:
    • 180 kW (242 horsepower)
  • Battery Capacity: Approximately 13 kWh
  • Electric-Only Range: Approximately 60 kilometers
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: Approximately 40 liters


  • Standard Features:
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Optional Features:
    • Virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Full leather upholstery
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Advanced driver assistance systems


  • GTE Performance Package for enhanced sportiness
  • Available in various exterior color options
  • Customizable interior features for personalization


  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Chevrolet Volt


  • Tire Replacement: Typically every 40,000 – 60,000 kilometers
  • Battery Replacement: The hybrid battery may require replacement after many years of use
  • Oil and Filter Change: Recommended every 10,000 – 15,000 kilometers for the gasoline engine
  • Common Check Engine Light Causes:
    • Issues with the hybrid powertrain
    • Malfunctioning sensors
    • Fuel system problems
    • Electrical system issues

Common Breakdown Causes

  • Hybrid system component failures
  • Electrical system issues
  • Transmission problems
  • Brake system issues
  • Heating and cooling system problems