The Volkswagen Passat GTE is back

The Geneva Motor Show was the first major opportunity for general public to see the facelifted and upgraded plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE, available both in Passat GTE (sedan) and Passat Variant GTE (estate) versions.

It's a very interesting mainstream PHEV, which with up to 55 km (34 miles) of WLTP range on a 13 kWh battery should without a problem repeat or beat the sales result of its predecessor, which was pretty popular, especially in countries like Sweden.

Let's take a look at the new videos from the show.

Volkswagen Passat GTE specs:

  • 13.0 kWh battery (31% more energy than the 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 the 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)

Gallery: Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid Returns With Upgrades