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Volkswagen reveals details of its first hybrid

Volkswagen has revealed details of its first hybrid model – a Golf which can return up to 83mpg and emit just 89g/km of CO2.

Although the manufacturer says the Golf TDI Hybrid is a concept, don’t be surprised if a production version arrives soon.

The concept uses a three-cylinder 1.2-litre TDI diesel engine offering 75bhp.

It works either on its own or in tandem with an electric motor that develops 27bhp and 103lb-ft of torque.

Power is transmitted through a seven-speed DSG semi-automatic gearbox. Aerodynamic tweaks boost its efficiency.

When it goes on sale it will join the Golf BlueMotion – a diesel model which can return 62.8mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2, putting it into the lowest benefit-in-kind tax band for diesels.

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