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VW Golf TwinDrive: Inside report

VW Golf TwinDrive
Great inside and insight report here of the VW Golf TwinDrive, a plug-in hybrid.

VW’s been toying with electric vehicles for some time now — there have been full electric CityStromer models sold to the public in Europe, based on both the MK2 and MK3 Golfs, that can drive on full electric power for over 60 miles at speeds up to 100 mph. There have been 1.4-liter parallel TDI hybrids (like Toyota’s Prius) running around labs since the ’90s, and they even dangled that delicious TDI Hybrid Golf carrot in front of us at Geneva.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to learn that yet another electric model has come out of Wolfsburg – this time an extended-range electric car similar in concept to Chevy’s Volt. It’s called the Golf TwinDrive, and it’s based on a standard-issue MK5 Golf, except with a 122-horsepower TDI engine and an 82-horsepower electric motor under its hood.

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Source: VWvortex