Quick Look At New, Bigger Battery Volkswagen Passat GTE: Video

FEB 6 2019 BY MARK KANE 14

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)

Volkswagen Passat GTE

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Is it safe to assume this won’t be sold in North America, just like the original Passat GTE?

Afraid so. I found out there are two versions of Passat: Euro Passat and Americanized Passat. The latter one is larger and cheaper than the former one containing many advanced technologies. Americanized Passat is still riding on the old, but refined platform – not MQB like Euro Passat. Interesting…

The Germans have this crazy idea you should be driving not fooling with 14 cup holders.

Sounds more like Tesla.

It’s actually curious, I hardly pay attention to if a car have cup holders or not, but “all” American car reviews can’t be without counting and measuring them.
We are all very similar but for sure different.

10 years from now when (maybe) we will have autonomous driving then the Germans will have cup holders in their cars. It’s a safety hazard, folks!

Yankee pay for giving half the Reich to CCCP at the time:

But they won’t bring it to USA and their market share in this country will never grow.

It’s not a bad ev range for a car that big. Not sure why would anyone need an SUV when they can get this.

It’s because people like to sit high up and feel like they are driving a trucklet. That’s a great looking car but would have to be priced in MB, Audi, BMW range (or close to) to be sold profitably in the U.S. A VW at those prices is a hard sell.

Wishing there was a Model 3 wagon.

If the Model 3 had half of the build quality and functionality of the Passat it would be an option… Tesla is still far behind in that department.


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