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Will The 2015 Volkswagen GOLF GTE Be Coming To North America?

Many have strongly opposed for the idea of hybrids being a staple in America thnking only Europe would only inherit this new trend (the next best thing closest to diesels). However, what they don't know is that Audi has already confirmed for the A3 E-Tron to be hitting American grounds in either late 2014 or early 2015. With that being said, the possibilty of us seeing this Golf Electric is almost definite.

The GOLF GTE will be using The E-tron's exact engine which is a 1.4 Liter gas engine asissted by an electric motor. Working in harmony they will produce 204 horsepower and 258 foot pounds of torque. going with that this hatch will definitely have no problem getting off the line especially around the city.

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If there's any new VW that can do well in north america, it's this.
Just about everything about it is consistent with what I know the american market needs.



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Actually I think hybrids are more of an American thing than anything. The absurdity with which emissions are measure in north america has assured that. Here they measure by NOx which ends up crippling diesel. The effort to conform to north american standards for diesels is so crippling most of them get left at home.

Hybrids have become somewhat of a pet project of the US government for some reason.



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Given that the Audi A3-etron has already been confirmed for the U.S. market, we know that its drivetrain will undergo the multi-million dollar process of U.S. federal approval.

With the A3 e-tron approved, my understanding is that it is significantly less expensive to than certify an already-approved drivetrain under a new model. So the VW Golf GTE should not cost VW too much to certify for the U.S. market. If VW is willing to roll the dice on a new Phaeton for the U.S., then surely the GTE should be brought over!

This reduced federalization cost is exactly how Audi is importing the Q3 SUV here as a last-minute competitor to the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1. Because the Q3 rides on the last-generation A3 platform, Audi federalized the Q3 model with the old 2.0T, for U.S. consumption, because that drivetrain and platform had already been approved for the 2009 Audi A3 2.0T hatch.
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it's even possible this rides on the same platform as the A3, not sure what platform it's on TBH



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it's even possible this rides on the same platform as the A3, not sure what platform it's on TBH
Mk7 Golf is on MQB. Same as the new 2015 Audi A3 sedan and hatch, including the 2015 Audi A3 e-tron.
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