VW Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Finally Arrives. It has been a long wait since its first debut in 2014. Finally, the new VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid this market and touches down in the UK. This car is reported to carry the same specs as promised two years ago. Here are the complete details on the new hybrid car.
Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Specifications
One of this car engine is similar to one in Golf GTE trim. Under the hood, this Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid is powered by turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4 liters of petrol engine that generates 154 bhp of power output and an electric motor that produces 113 bhp of power output. This engine combination is paired with six-speed of DSG transmission. This bespoke transmission offers the third clutch on it for better handling and fuel efficiency.
The electric motor alone can generate 243 lb-ft of torque performance. As a result, it provides the driver with 7.6 seconds of acceleration rate to reach 62 mph. In combination, this car can deliver 166 mpg of fuel efficiency rate and 39g/km of CO2 emission. The lithium-ion battery pack can be fully recharged in four hours and fifteen minutes in the general charger. However, it requires only two and a half hours of charging using 3.6 kW supplied wall box.
Exterior and Interior
The entire look shares similarities to the standard Passat trims. However, this plug-in hybrid version carries particular accent as well. The accent includes C-shaped LED headlights that are mounted on each side of the bumper, GTE badge and blue line on its grille, new bumpers, and 18 inches of alloy wheels.
The new GTE plug-in hybrid version also comes in two trims, the Estate and Saloon. The interior part also gets the matching finish. The cabin features blue contrasting stitching, blue ambient lighting, Alcantara cover for the seats that comes along with leather covered bolsters, blue stitching on GTE gear knob, and multi-function steering wheel covered with leather and blue stitching. Instruments and software are updated, allowing the driver to have more control and to monitor energy source of the car.
Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Release Date and Price
This Volkswagen Passat hybrid GTE can be ordered since August 2 this year. Delivery will due later in the same month, though. Pricing has been officially set as well. It is offered to start from £38,075 for the Estate trim and £36,525 for the Saloon trim. With government grant on plug-in vehicles, the price should go down up to £2,500.
This car is going to sell well on the market. First, this brand has a reputation. Second, the entire specs and pricing are friendly enough for its segment. Let’s see if the new VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will win market competition among other plug-in hybrid rivals.
|Release date||August 2, 2016|
|Volkswagen Passat GTE Hybrid Price||£38,075|
|Engine||1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo|
|0-60 mph||7.6 seconds|
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