New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order
Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground: after the Polo TGI and Golf TGI are now joined by the Golf Variant TG with eco-friendly natural gas engine.
The new model now boasts three natural gas tanks – instead of just two as before – once again increasing the already long range of the CNG drives.
Thanks to the TGI Miller combustion process and the variable turbine geometry of the turbocharger, the Golf Variant TGI’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is even more efficient and responsive than its predecessor. It delivers 130 PS and boasts a torque of 200 Nm.
The three natural gas tanks have a combined volume of 115 litres with the petrol tank - serving merely as a backup - reduced in size to 9 litres that corresponds to a range of approximately 200 kilometres. The additional tank increases the range in natural gas mode by up to 80 kilometres compared to its predecessor enabling routes of up to 440 kilometres (based on WLTP) with natural gas alone with CO2 emissions around 25 per cent less than petrol.