Golf TDI Hybrid

vw-golf-tdi-hybrid I’m almost starting to wonder if I need a whole section of Houston Cars dedicated to diesel hybrids.  The VW Golf TDI Hybrid is the latest diesel hybrid to be announced.  VW’s hybrid design is a full hybrid system, capable of powering the Golf solely on electric, solely on diesel, or with a combination of the two.   Of course the popular auto-stop technology will be present as well.

Not much is known as far as specs, but expect to see a 7 speed DSG transmission, and gas mileage as high as 69 MPG.  That’s on the EU cycle, so expect the US rating to be a bit lower. The engine could possibly be the 74 HP 1.4 liter, 3 cylinder diesel currently found in the Polo BlueMotion. 

So much for Volkswagen hating hybrids.  It sounds like they have come to their senses and joined the winning team.

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Published on March 3, 2008 in Hybrids,Volkswagen

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