Volkswagen’s new Passat GTE is now officially open for order through the Volkswagen UK retailer network with prices starting at £36,525 (RRP OTR).
Available in saloon or estate body styles, the new Passat GTE is the greenest Passat to date and has already been recognised for its environmental friendliness after winning a Next Green Car Award before it has even reached UK showrooms.
Here are the key features of the Passat GTE:
The GTE is the very first Passat to be powered by a state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid drive system, which provides its drivers with the possibility of zero emissions when driving in all-electric mode, whilst retaining the stylish and practical qualities of the existing Passat range.
When in E-mode, the Passat GTE can travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. When it reaches minimum battery charge, hybrid mode is then activated. The car will then run on its 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine, which delivers 156 PS - while the electric motor adds a further 115 PS.
The Passat GTE emits just 39g of CO2 on the EU Combined Cycle. Additionally, the GTE is capable of achieving an incredible 166 mpg, which means that the potential range between refuelling stops amounts to over 660 miles.
Based on the elegant design language of the new Volkswagen Passat, the GTE is distinguishable outside by distinctive C-shaped LED daytime running lights and an additional blue line across the radiator grille. These elements are shared with the award-winning Golf GTE. A redesigned front bumper and 18-inch alloy wheels also mark out the new car.
On the inside, the Passat GTE is kitted out with blue ambient lighting, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel with blue decorative stitching, GTE-specific gear knob with blue stitching and seats covered in Alcantara with Vienna leather side bolsters – all as standard. Unique GTE badging also marks out the new Passat.
The new Passat GTE is bursting with the latest in-car technology, boasting Volkswagen’s new Car-Net e-Remote app which allows a wide variety of tasks to be controlled via smartphone, such as charging and climate control. Additionally, you can keep tabs of crucial information about the vehicle, such as its state of charge, recent driving data or last parking position and whether the doors are closed or the lights are turned off.
To place an order for the new Volkswagen Passat GTE, contact your nearest Lancaster Volkswagen dealership today.