The Volkswagen Passat GTE
offers good performance levels and fuel efficiency in equal measures, enabling
you to enjoy smooth city driving, as well as longer journeys. This smart plug-in
hybrid car also comes with a well-appointed and roomy interior. It’s easy to
see why this car is a winner in the Large Family Car class in the recent Next
Green Car Awards.
Comfortable and Stylish
Understated blue highlights alert keen eyes to the fact that this Passat is something different, and can be discerned on the vehicle’s front grille and many GTE insignias. Look carefully and you will spot the car’s charging point nestled in the grille, protected with a flap. Illumination includes C-shaped LED running lights located in the vehicle’s bumper.
The car’s blue-tinged theme continues inside its five-seat cabin, from piping on carpets to stitching on the leather-wrapped gearshift knob and steering wheel. Passenger space is generous, even in the rear compartment. Even with the presence of extra batteries, the car still manages to possess a minimum-capacity 650-litre boot.
Zero Emission Driving
The new Passat GTE is available in saloon or estate body styles. A 1.4-litre 154bhp petrol engine and an 114bhp electric motor, paired with six-speed dual-clutch transmission, deliver a combined output of 215bhp. In electric mode, the Passat GTE provides a range of up to 31 miles, and a peak speed of 81mph.
The vehicle is also capable of 0-60mph in less than eight seconds. On average, the car is capable of 53mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 39g/km. Of course, in EV mode, these figures improve drastically. The range between refuelling stops is more than 660 miles. As a plug-in hybrid, the Passat GTE can also be driven up to 31 miles on electric power alone in E-Mode.
Technology and safety
A DAB digital radio, a Volkswagen Discover navigation system (including European mapping) and a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen display come as standard. A range of safety features include Electronic Stability Control, seatbelt reminders, seatbelt pre-tensioners and load-limiters and multiple airbags.
Jam packed with innovative new technology, the new Passat GTE also features Volkswagen’s new Car-Net e-Remote app which enables you to charge the car remotely via your smartphone – amongst other tasks.
The Passat GTE is available to test drive at your nearest Johnsons Volkswagen dealership. If you have any questions about this vehicle, or any from our Volkswagen range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.