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2018 (67) Volkswagen Passat1.4 TSI GTE 5dr DSG

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Car-Net App-ConnectDoor/tailgate open warning lights
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmLow washer fluid warning light
Multi function display colour screenMultifunction computer
Remote tailgate releaseRev counter with fuel gauge
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Speed sensitive power steeringTraffic sign recognition
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external deviceComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
SD card slot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome fog light surroundChrome louvres in grille
Chrome side sillsChrome side window surrounds
Chrome surround for air intakeElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully galvanised bodyGloss black finish on B pillar
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Load sill protectionRain sensor
Rear wiperReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Silver roof railsTwin Trapezoidal tailpipes
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 spoke multifunction leather steering wheel including paddle shift
3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation4 boot load lashing points
40/20/40 split folding rear seatBlue ambient lighting
Driver's cushion tilt adjustEntry lights on doors
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront comfort seats
Front cupholders x2 with coversFront door pocket bottle holders
Height adjustable head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather gearknob
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Rear centre armrest with cupholder and storageStainless steel pedals
Storage compartment in driver's doorStorage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console
Storage pockets in backrests of front seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Variable boot floor 

Packs

Winter pack - Passat - heated front seats 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic Post collision brakingBlue brake calipers
Curtain airbagsDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFirst aid kit
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront side airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivation systemPre crash system
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorRear side airbags
Trailer stability assist 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless StartRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundWhite instrument dials

Wheels

Tyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh9.9Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)240
Battery Charge Fast kW3.7Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)150Battery Charge Rapid kW7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km12.9
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles31Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage99630
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8 

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)40Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)156.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power218
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP218
Engine Power - KW160Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed140

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleOXFORD ANTHRACITEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1516Length4767
Wheelbase2786Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2250
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1690No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen adds a long range plug-in hybrid to the Passat line-up. The experts at Car & Driving examine its prospects.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's plush medium range contender goes green in plug-in petrol electric hybrid GTE form. A nature lover dressed in a business suit, the Passat GTE delivers all the style and status a busy professional would need but does so with green-tinged smugness. Expect it to be a bit pricier than diesel models though.

Background

Over eight generations, the Volkswagen Passat has evolved from a slightly oddly-proportioned family car into today's handsome saloon or estate model that comes close to stepping on the toes of sister-brand, Audi. The GTE suffix was first used on the Golf plug-in hybrid and the technology has now been introduced to the Passat range, reducing emissions and improving fuel economy in a car that traditionally covers higher mileage. Plug-in hybrid technology will make a lot more sense for many buyers than conventional hybrid engines do. Keep the car charged up and if all you cover is a normal commuting distance, you could conceivably never have to fuel the car up at all. Yet, unlike a full-electric car, there's seamless transition to full engine technology for longer distances.

Driving Experience

Moving off from a standstill, the Passat always begins in silent electric mode. Once on the move (or when it's more prudent to save battery-life to use later on in the journey), e-Mode can be turned off and the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine will take over. As the GTE drives in this setting, it will be recharging the battery pack and making full use of regenerative braking to top up the electricity on board. When the two power units are working together, they produce a combined 218PS, which allows the car to accelerate to 62mph in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 140mph. The characteristics of an electric motor mean that the full power is available instantly, unlike in an internal combustion unit where the maximum output is only available when it reaches a certain engine speed. This can often have the effect of making a hybrid or electric car feel quicker than the figures suggest. The Passat GTE can achieve 81mph on electric mode, so there is no concern about travelling at motorway speeds, and the battery range should last around 31miles of zero emissions motoring before the petrol engine takes over.

Design and Build

After seven generations of slightly quirky design, the eighth VW Passat has emerged as a rather handsome, well proportioned automobile. The GTE variant is available not only as a saloon but also in an estate guise that gives this hybrid excellent load carrying ability and versatility. The exterior is thoroughly modern and gives this generation Passat a more prestigious appearance than its predecessor. A narrow blue line across the top of the grille identifies this as the plug-in hybrid model. A high-quality interior reinforces the grand touring purpose of the GTE, with comfortable ergonomic seats designed to reduce driver fatigue on longer journeys. Compared to the diesel models, the only compromise in space is down to the placement of the lithium-ion battery pack under the rear seats, which has resulted in the fuel tank taking up some hidden storage space in boot of the car. As in any normal Passat, the dashboard features a big central screen though in the case of the GTE, this display has a range of other eco-minded functions. Through the steering wheel, you can specify a set of optional digital 'virtual' dials. The seats, as in most Volkswagens, initially feel unyielding but are supremely comfortable over longer distances. Three adults can fit in the back too.

Market and Model

There's inevitably a premium to pay for this GTE over, say, a top Passat diesel but, thanks to the government's generous £2,500 Plug-in car grant, it isn't massive. It all means that you'll need to approach Passat GTE ownership with a budget of around £34,000 in mind. That's for the standard saloon variant; you'll need another £1,500 for the Estate derivative,. And with both bodystyles, you can pay a premium of around £3,500 to get a plusher 'Advance' variant. The GTE comes with 'Car-Net Guide & Inform', a system that delivers information such as traffic, petrol prices, and free parking, to the navigation screen through a range of apps. Many of these apps can be controlled via your smartphone. Car-Net e-Remote allows you to monitor the charge of your GTE battery, and can help direct you to your Passat if you've returned to a busy car park without remembering where exactly you had parked. Other equipment includes a blue-stitched, leather-trimmed three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, 2Zone climate control and a 'Composition Media' infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. This offers access to Bluetooth telephony, the usual informational functions, SD card and USB connectivity and a DAB tuner as part of an eight-speaker stereo system.

Cost of Ownership

First the headlines. Volkswagen claims an unlikely-sounding 166mpg combined cycle fuel figure for this car, along with a squeaky-clean 39g/km of CO2. Plus it's supposed to be able to travel on full-electric power for up to 31 miles when fully-charged. In other words, if the vehicle is only used for short commutes and re-charged regularly overnight, it is conceivable that this GTE can be run entirely on off-peak electricity, costing pennies rather than pounds to consume. The combined range of the petrol and electric motor is around 660 miles, making it an ideal comfortable car for longer journeys. The extent to which you can charge this car up from the mains is also obviously going to make quite a difference to your overall running costs. Doing so inevitably takes a lot less time than it would in a comparable full-electric car - say something like a Nissan Leaf. That's because the batteries of a Plug-in hybrid car like this one are much smaller. Powering this Volkswagen up from a domestic socket would take four hours and fifteen minutes, but most owners will want to find an extra couple of hundred pounds to install a Wallbox charger in their garages. Use such a wallbox - or indeed plug in to one of the many public charging points springing up around the country - and you'll be able to reduce your charging time period from empty to just two hours and thirty minutes.

Summary

This Passat GTE will make a lot of sense for the right kind of buyer, scoring in the way that it makes something so complicated so universally acceptable. There's no weird bodywork. No confusing digital read-outs. No odd driving technique to master. Here, you simply get a Passat very much as you might have always known it. Just one with a little extra to offer. Yes, differences come with the plug-in hybrid technology, but as a driver, you're not forced to embrace them. Indeed, drive this car in full-engine mode and you could conceivably fail to notice anything out of the ordinary about it at all. Everything's so straightforward - so normal. Just leave the thing in its 'Hybrid Auto' setting and you'll get diesel-like fuel economy with a real surging turn of pace when you need it. Even if you never once plugged this car in, you'd probably be perfectly happy with what you had. It's all deceptively unique. It's all a taste of the future - but in a car very much for today.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£508.89
Deposit£3250
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£32,498
Credit amount£29,248
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,644
Total amount payable£39,812.83
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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