The Passat GTE Estate comes
with a cost-effective hybrid-electric engine that delivers surprisingly good
performance levels. Ideal for families and company car users alike, this smart
and practical vehicle offers generous passenger space too.
The subtly stylish Passat GTE Estate comes with several attractive features. Lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels are each fitted with eye-catching blue brake callipers, and the multi-louvred radiator grille is bisected by a body-coloured bumper. Standard illumination includes LED headlights that offer superb night time visibility and C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
A sophisticated and comfortable high-end five-person cabin is upholstered with Nappa leather and provides plenty of leg and headroom for each occupant, as well as electric seat adjustment and lumbar support for front-row travellers. Despite an included battery pack, minimum boot capacity is 650 litres, making it one of the roomiest in the vehicle’s class. With rear seats folded, capacity increases to as much as 1,780 litres. The driver is able to choose from three driving modes: Eco, Comfort and Sport.
A 1.4-litre turbocharged 154bhp petrol engine and a lithium-ion battery come with electronically controlled six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Delivering a combined output of 215bhp and 400NM of torque, the Passat GTE Estate is capable of 0-60mph in less than eight seconds and a top speed of 140mph. In EV-mode alone, the car achieves up to 81mph, a 31-mile range, as much as 166mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 39g/km. The vehicle’s engine is b barely audible when the GTE is running on electric power.
Charging the Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate can be done in two ways: either via a typical UK domestic mains outlet or from a dedicated wallbox with a 3.6 kW supply. The former will provide full charge in approximately four hours and 15 minutes; or the latter in two hours 30 minutes.
Technology and safety
An eight-inch touchscreen display, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a satellite navigation system are among the vehicle’s standard features. Infotainment features are operable using steering-wheel mounted controls. The vehicle has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, and driver aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, City Emergency Braking and parking sensors.
Book a Test Drive
The Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate is available from Johnsons now. You can book a test drive quickly and simply by completing our online contact form. Alternatively, feel free to phone or visit your local dealership to make an appointment.