A fully electric GTE impulsE Estate concept also joins the festivities.

Yesterday’s teaser left us yearning for more of VW’s new GTI Worthersee concept. Thankfully, the wait is over – VW has dropped more than 30 photos of its – not one – but two new concepts a day early, and plenty of details to go along with them.

Designed entirely by a group of 13 VW apprentices, the GTI First Decade concept wears a handsome two-tone blue exterior with unique accents scattered around the body. A Satin Ocean Shimmer finish with blue chrome foil accents the Atlantic Blue metallic paint scheme. A Clubsport rear spoiler and unique 20-inch alloy wheels finish off the exterior look.

The rear seats have been stripped to give it a more racy feel, adding in new speakers and a spare tyre, while the driver’s seat can be adjusted electrically using a downloadable app on a smartphone or tablet. A number of back massage and memory functions have been added. The two sport seats are wrapped in a mix of titanium black nappa leather and Alcantara with blue stitching.

Power comes courtesy of a hybrid engine producing 410 horsepower in total. The petrol engine powers the front wheels while a 48-volt electric motor drives the rear with a maximum output of 12 kilowatts. The two drive systems can be either used separately or in unison.

But the GTI won’t be the only hot V-Dub on display. A second concept, the GTE Estate impulsE from Zwickau, will also tag along in the festivities. Again, the concept was built entirely by VW apprentices, and uses a 16.8 kilowatt-hour electric battery that doubles the concept’s range.

On the outside, the GTE wears a five-tone matt paint scheme, including colours like Oryx White, Apassionata Blue, Anthracite, Hallmark, and St. James Red. A number of vents have been added to the hood, while the steering wheel, centre console, and gear shifter have all been painted accordingly. Animated, app-controlled ambient lighting has even been added to the door trim.

The two concepts together will wow crowds when Worthersee kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24. Motor1 will be reporting live from the festival.

Source: VW

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