VW is planning a 100mpg version of the VW Golf. Good news!
Volkswagen is set to launch a 100mpg Golf in 2020, in time to meet super-stringent EU fuel economy regulations. Senior VW sources told Autocar that the greenest Golf — likely to be the blue-e-motion — is expected to have an average CO2 rating of just 75g/km.
Planned EU regulations require the average fuel economy across a maker’s entire range to average just 95g/km by 2020, which is forcing car makers into considering radical methods to drive down consumption.
Launched as part of the Mk8 Golf line-up, the super-frugal car will feature much of the technology featured in the new XL1. But it’s expected to get a next-generation version of the two-cylinder hybrid powertrain.