Volkswagen has unveiled its Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback that combines the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.
The Golf GTE made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. It provides the fifth variety of drive type for the Golf, which is now available with petrol, diesel, natural gas (not in Ireland), electric (e-Golf arriving here soon), and hybrid power.
Gardaí are warning of a new scam, of which they have seen multiple cases since October last year, involving used cars being sold privately on popular websites.
Unscrupulous sellers are placing adverts for cars at very low prices (sometimes under €1,000), stating they have six months’ tax and/or NCT. When the seller arrives to look at the car, all seems well and they hand over the money.
Ford says the new Focus elevates the world’s best-selling nameplate with a bolder, more emotive exterior design, a finely-crafted intuitive new interior, a suite of life-enhancing new technologies, and major fuel economy improvements. Now that is praise indeed for the new version that will go on sale here by this year end.
It was previewed last week in Barcelona and it was unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Focus’s sporty character and driving appeal will feature a striking horizontal grille, a cockpit-inspired interior and available paddle shifters. The new Focus also marks the European debut of SYNC 2, Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system, as well as the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines.