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Volkswagen shows new performance Golf models, hot Touareg and ID4 preview

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Volkswagen has showed off the latest performance options in its Golf range, introducing new GTD, GTI and GTE models that now each benefit from the same power outputs. In addition, the brand has premiered its flagship powerful Touareg R SUV and offered a glimpse at the new ID4 electric car.

This year alone, Volkswagen will release 8 electrified models and by 2024 the company will have invested €11bn (£9.55bn) in electro-mobility. The aim is to make electric cars affordable for all markets. The ID4 builds on the ID3 with an SUV design and promising up to 310 miles range.

The Touareg R is the first hybrid amongst Volkswagen’s range of R performance models. Plug-in hybrid power will appear in many more Volkswagen R models, said Frank Welsch, Volkswagen’s chief development officer, due to the combined power output possible from an electric motor and internal combustion engine. He added that power also makes it attractive for towing, thanks to enhanced torque.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTE is an evolution of the old car and features a larger battery, offering a range of up to 37 miles. Next up is the GTI, which features a digital dashboard as standard and offers enhanced suspension, which is said to be more entertaining to drive. The car outputs the same 245hp as the GTE model, which is a first, with the older GTE car always having been less potent. The GT-duo are joined by a 200hp GTD, which you can read more about here: https://fleetworld.co.uk/642mpg-vw-golf-gtd-estate-to-debut-at-geneva/

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.