VW Passat GTE launched with CO2 emissions of 29g/km
Volkswagen is now accepting orders for the plug-in hybrid Passat GTE, which is priced from £36,390.
The new model has a zero-emissions range of 33-36 miles (WLTP) and has CO2 emissions from 29g/km.
It uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor, giving a combined 218PS and 400Nm. The 13kWh battery can be charged in around three-and-a-half hours.
Prices start at £1,635 lower than the outgoing Passat GTE and cars registered after April 2020 will attract a 10% Benefit-in-kind tax rate.
Volkswagen says the previous car accounted for one in ten Passat sales in the UK but the new model is expected to become even more popular, accounting for one in four Passat sales.
Standard features on the GTE include 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, blue brake calipers, Discover Navigation system with eight-inch screen and a charging point in the radiator grille.
The GTE Advance model adds 18-inch alloy wheels, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, Discover Navigation Pro with 9.2-inch colour screen and keyless entry with an easy open boot.
The 1.5-litre TSI EVO 150PS four-cylinder petrol engine with Active Cylinder Shutdown is also now available to order. This technology can shut down two of the four cylinders under certain low-load conditions in order to save fuel. It is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission. In SE trim with a manual gearbox this engine and trim represent the entry-point into the Passat range, starting at £25,370 OTR.
VW Passat new additions prices, mpg and CO2:
|Model||Engine/gearbox||WLTP Fuel economy||CO2 g/km
1.5 TSI 6spd-manual
|SE||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||42.9||121 (150)||£26,970|
|SE||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||55.2||106 (134)||£28,930|
|SEL||1.5 TSI 6spd-manual||45.6||122 (141)||£27,170|
|SEL||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||42.8||121 (150)||£28,770|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||55.1||106 (134)||£30,730|
|R-Line||1.5 TSI 6spd-manual||45.3||122 (142)||£29,970|
|R-Line||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||42.5||121 (151)||£31,570|
|R-Line||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||54.6||106 (136)||£33,530|
|GTE||1.4 TSI Hybrid 6spd-DSG||217.9||34 (29)||£36,390|
|GTE Advance||1.4 TSI Hybrid 6spd-DSG||201.7||36 (32)||£38,940|
|SE||1.5 TSI 6spd-manual||43.8||125 (146)||£27,185|
|SE||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||41.0||125 (156)||£28,785|
|SE||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||53.3||109 (139)||£30,745|
|SEL||1.5 TSI 6spd-manual||43.8||125 (147)||£28,985|
|SEL||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||41.0||125 (157)||£30,585|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||53.2||109 (139)||£32,545|
|R-Line||1.5 TSI 6spd-manual||43.3||125 (148)||£31,785|
|R-Line||1.5 TSI 7spd-DSG||40.6||125 (158)||£33,385|
|R-Line||2.0 TDI 7spd-DSG||52.7||109 (141)||£35,345|
|GTE||1.4 TSI Hybrid 6spd-DSG||201.7||37 (33)||£37,920|
|GTE Advance||1.4 TSI Hybrid 6spd-DSG||176.6||39 (35)||£40,470|