The company has not yet announced the consumption figures for the eTSI version, but we have seen the same unit in the Volkswagen Golf that boosts efficiency by around 9%. The unit is RDE2 compliant, which means the nitrogen oxide levels are below 59mg/km. The starting price of the vehicle is pretty moderate and it comes with the 106bhp 1.0-liter TSI unit.
The eTSI is combined with an efficiency-boosting DSG gearbox, and it uses a 48v starter, generator. It also uses a small lithium-ion battery that allows engine off-coasting and enables energy recuperation under deceleration as well as provides torque assistance.
The price for the e-Hybrid plug-in is even higher, and it comes with a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine, an electric motor, and a six-speed DSG gearbox. It also comes with a 13kWh battery pack.
The power produced by the engine is 202bhp, it can reach 61mph in 7.4sec. The CO2 emissions are down to 26g/km, as shown in the WLTP test cycle, so it’s a significant improvement. The economy is claimed to be in between 216.4 and 224.3mpg.
The vehicle can give a mileage of up to 35 miles on a complete charge, but you can top-up it only with a 6kW AC inlet. A full charge can take about four hours, so keep this in mind before deciding to purchase it. The vehicle would likely attract business users, as it provides a benefit-in-kind rate of just 9%.
The company has also announced the PCP leas prices, which are based on a 4% APR rate and a £1000 deposit contribution. SE specs are available as standard and come with LED headlights, keyless start, automatic high-beam, a leather steering wheel, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
The FR Sport comes with a winter pack including heated front seats, a black headliner, and microfiber cloth upholstery. The range-toppers are Xcellence and Xcellence Lux, which comes with features like active cruise control and leather trim.