Young Gölfe am Wörthersee

Wolfsburg/Zwickau, 24 may 2017

Tradition will meet at the annual Golf GTI capitalized on the Wörthersee in Austria. Since 2008, the VW brand there trainees show special vehicles, which were built by them. 2017 is now the 10th trainee GTI in the Center. His name is aptly Golf GTI "First Decade".

13 trainees make blue

The GTI "First Decade" was nine months, a total of 13 trainees from six professions were involved in. Are you involved in the VW factory in Wolfsburg and Braunschweig. The sky and the water on Lake Wörthersee were the inspiration in the exterior design of the special GTI, because the car shines in various shades of blue. To come rally stripes on the hood and roof, as well as a club sport rear spoiler. The mb-design company donated the 20-inch alloy wheels with blue rim stars. The sport seats were handmade at the VW subsidiary Sitech, a titanium-black nappa leather / Alcantara combination with blue stitching.

The first hybrid GTI

Even more remarkable is the drive of the VW Golf GTI "First Decade": A 410 PS of strong petrol engine is responsible for the front wheels, a 48-volt electric motor with a peak output of 12 kilowatts is taking care of the rear wheels. A true hybrid-GTI so! Both drives work individually, can be interconnected as well as for all-wheel drive. The modes are selected via app from a Tablet PC or via MirrorLink via the infotainment display. Two batteries in the rear of the vehicle are recharged by braking energy recovery. Instead of rear seats and boot, there is there is also a music system with 1,690 Watts from eleven speakers plus LED lighting.

Golf-GTE variant with longer range

Second premiere impulses of the VW-apprentices from Zwickau, where the combination of the band is on Lake Wörthersee of golf GTE Variant. Also employees of the Motorenwerk Chemnitz and the transparent factory in Dresden are among the 14 young people. One belongs to the highlights of the Saxony Stromer 8.8 kWh battery increased capacity to 16.8 kilowatt hours. So, the electric range is doubled. The five-color matte finish and the front door with ventilation slits are striking. Inside you will find bucket seats with Alcantara leather and blue decorative stitching. (rh)