It will feature the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain as the Audi A3 e-tron. The Golf will be powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 101-hp electric motor that in tandem can carry the car from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.6 seconds. Power is routed through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is also the same as the Audi.
The plug-in Golf will be able to travel on electric power alone at speeds up to 81 mph and the car is supposed to be able to travel up to 31 miles on electric range.
Fuel consumption figures haven’t been announced, but the morel luxurious Audi version is said to deliver up to 157 mpg.
When the plug-in Golf is unveiled in Geneva next week, it will sit next to the Golf-e EV as well as the recently announced Golf GTD, an updated turbodiesel that complies with new European emissions standards for 2014.
Also of note, Volkswagen announced plans late last week to produce its super-efficient XL1 which will be the world’s most fuel efficient car at a claimed 261 mpg rating.