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GTE will not be the most popular Passat version, but it is quite interesting
Autogefühl, as one the first to cover the world premiere of the new European Volkswagen Passat, devoting a lot of attention to the Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid and new features.
The new Passat brings more of what’s useful – it’s solid and without too many cowbells.
With up to 55 km (34 miles) of WLTP range, the Passat GTE should be one of the top choices among PHEVs in Europe.
Volkswagen Passat GTE specs:
- 13.0 kWh battery (31% more energy than previous generation – 9.9 kWh)
- up to 55 km (34 miles) of WLTP range; up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of NEDC range (20 km or 40% more than previous generation)
- system output: 160 kW (218 PS) from 1.4 TSI gasoline turbocharged engine (110 kW / 150 PS) and 85 kW / 115 PS electric motor.
- 3.6 kW on-board charger (full recharge in around four hours)