This Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight concept is this year’s creation for the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria. Like last year, this time around it has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but that hasn’t stopped the brand from putting something together to celebrate the event.
This year’s concept was put together by 16 apprentices currently working for Volkswagen, three of which were involved in the concept for last year’s festival.
Like last year’s example, VW has opted to base its celebratory creation off the petrol-electric hybrid GTE but this time it takes the shape of the eighth-generation model. The Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight concept bears a futuristic design scheme which incorporates a Lapiz and Catalina blue livery over the white body. This is complemented by a set of 20-inch alloy wheels with similar highlights.
Complementing this electrified scheme is a set of illuminated door handles and taillamps that house LED graphics above a dark underlay. Further adding character to the design is a more prominent hatch-mounted spoiler and side sills that have been sourced from the Golf R. A pair 3D-printed stainless steel exhaust pipes are implemented to display the innovation of custom creation.
While the exterior of the Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight concept is rather lively, the focus of the project has been placed on the interior where a hologram of the badge has been positioned above the touchscreen infotainment system on the centre console. This display changes based on speed and acceleration. Complementing this is blue upholstery used on the sports seats that are matched by similarly coloured details along the dashboard and doors.
For the audiophiles, the Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight concept has been given a conclusive sound system with a total output of 3 100 Watts. Athletically minded fans will appreciate the electric skateboard added to the boot.
While there are a number of changes to the GTE’s visuals, the group opted to keep the turbocharged 1,4-litre four-cylinder mill and electric motor in its stock-guise. This leaves it with a power output of 180 kW and 400 N.m of torque delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with an electronic differential.