VW Golf TDI Hybrid Combines Best Of Both WorldsMark Arnold3/03/08 11:20amFiled to: geneva motor show2008 geneva motor showHybridsVW GTIVW GolfVW RabbitVW TDI Hybrid46EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNowadays it's easy to forget that diesel is good for more than just massive torque. Remember? Diesels get great fuel economy too. And in case you're not impressed by a 'normal' diesel like the Euro-spec Honda Civic, VW has decided to make a diesel hybrid. VW has combined a turbocharged 75 HP 3-cylinder diesel, a 27 HP electric motor with a trunk-mounted NiMH battery, and a 7-speed DSG. The result should be an average of 3.4L/100km (69 mpg).