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2019 (69) Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI PHEV GTE 4dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking systemCar-Net Security and Service
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmLow washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computer includes visual gearOne touch indicator turn signal
Remote tailgate unlockingSecurity and service including e-call
Speed sensitive power steeringSpeedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Travel assist - Lane assist and traffic jam assistWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Wireless app connect 

Entertainment

Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming interior rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic leaving home and manual coming home lighting functionsBlack radiator grille with chrome louvres
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicatorsCharging point inlet on radiator grille
Chrome side window surroundsFront and rear electric windows
Fully galvanised bodyHeated rear window
High level 3rd brake lightLED rear lights
LED rear number plate lightsPlastic load sill protection
Rain sensorRear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx 65% tinted
Remote electrically adjustable and foldable heated door mirrors including automatic dimming function on drivers side door mirror puddle lightsTrapezoid exhaust tailpipes, left and right
Unique GTE badgingUnique GTE radiator grille with blue strip
Warning lights for open tailgate and doorsWhite instrument lighting
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console3 zone climate control (over 2 zone)
Blue ambient lightingDriver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentergoComfort seat with seat cushion tilt adjustment, thigh support and electric backrest adjustment on the driver side
Extending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowableFront + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront and rear reading lights, x 2 incorporating LED technology
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air ventsFront cupholders x2 with covers
Front passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottleFront seats with lumbar adjustment split folding rear seat backrest 40:20:40
Height adjustable and removable variable boot floorHeight adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear seatsLeather trimmed three spoke multifunction steering wheel and gear knob with blue contrast stitching
LED entrance/warning lights in front doorsLoad lashing points x 4 in luggage compartment
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingRear seat centre armrest with storage compartment
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Two charging cables 16amp for wallbox/chargepoints (mode 3) and 10amp mains charge cable (mode 2)Vienna leather upholstery + heated front seats + heated windscreen washer jets

Packs

NCAP pack - Passat 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS (Anti locking brake system) includes BAS (Brake assist) and EBD (Electronic brake pressure distribution)
Automatic post collision brakingBlue brake callipers
Disc brakes front and rearDoor open warning reflectors
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustableDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differential lock) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control)
First aid kitFront airbags with deactivation switch
Front and rear passenger curtain airbagsHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPre crash preventive occupant protection
Rear seat side impact airbagsRigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Tyre pressure loss indicatorWarning light for rear seat belts if unfastened

Security

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

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingExterior e-sound
Misfuel prevention devicePetrol Particulate Filter

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundCross hatch decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Unique GTE instrument cluster 

Wheels

Tyre mobility kit
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 kWh13Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)300
Battery Charge Fast kW3.6Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)213Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb16.1
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.9WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb58
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb36 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)34Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeCB26YY
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb0.3WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb941.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb6.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High5.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low9.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium5.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb45.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max42.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min45.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High44.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High54.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low30.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium50.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.3WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.3WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb217.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max201.8WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min217.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power218
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTE
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4Engine Power - BHP218
Engine Power - KW160Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1550
Top Speed138 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleNIVELLEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1483Length4775
Wheelbase2786Width (including mirrors)2083

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2220
Max. Loading Weight565Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1655
No. of Seats5Turning 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 has updated the technology of its plug-in hybrid Passat GTE. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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 was subsequently introduced into 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. This revised Passat GTE gets a bigger drive battery, 30% more zero-emissions range and some extra drive mode functionality.

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 in this revised model, the battery range has increased fto up to 36 miles under new-style WLTP rating. This improved design is also able to blend petrol and electric power more cleverly when you're using the car's more laid-back driver modes to emphasise real-world fuel economy. And it can use data from the navigation system to decide when to run the car on its electric motor, when to run it under petrol power, and how the two power sources should be combined to get you efficiently to your destination.

Design and Build

After seven generations of slightly quirky design, the eighth VW Passat emerged as a rather handsome, well proportioned automobile and has been improved in this revised form with full-LED head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. 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 (in this revised car, it's VW's third generation 'MIB' touchscreen infotainment system). 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 and these days, there's no helpful government Plug-in car grant to soften the blow. Nevertheless, Volkswagen still thinks this GTE variant will account for around 25% of Passat sales. That's despite the fact that you'll need to approach purchase with a budget of around £36,500 in mind. That's for the standard saloon variant; you'll need another £1,500 for the Estate derivative. There are standard and 'advance' trim levels. 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 217.9mpg WLTP combined cycle fuel figure for this car, along with a squeaky-clean 29g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. Plus under the WLTP cycle, it's now supposed to be able to travel on full-electric power for up to 36 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%

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Monthly payment£541.36
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£30,998
Credit amount£30,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,937
Total amount payable£38,630.92
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.2p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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