Volkswagen Announces UK Pricing For Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid
Volkswagen has announced UK pricing for the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid.
The Passat GTE will go on sale late this month over in the UK and it’ll be offered in four variations and two body styles.
The body styles are sedan and wagon and the two variations for each body style are standard and Advance.
Autocar breaks down the pricing like this (UK):
Volkswagen’s Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will arrive in showrooms this month, costing from £36,525.
Four models are available – two saloons and two estates. The prices exclude a government plug-in car grant of £2,500.
When this grant is applied, costs come down to £34,035 for the GTE saloon. The GTE Advance saloon costs £40,180, or £37,680 after the grant.
The Passat GTE estate costs from £38,075 (£35,575 with the grant), while the GTE Advance estate is £41,730 (£39,230).
Converted to U.S. dollars, pricing would range from $48,690 to $55,630; although straight exchange isn’t really how comps work between the countries.
A quick check of other VW models offered in both the UK and the US, would suggest an equivalent starting price for the Passat GTE around the ~$38,000 dollar range.
Elsewhere, the Passat GTE has been on sales for quite some time now in Germany, 10 months actually.
- 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine delivering 115 kW / 156 PS
- electric motor 85 kW / 115 PS and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft)
- system output 160 kW / 219 PS
- up to 50 km (31 miles) all-electric range (NEDC) and more than 1,100 km (680 miles) total
- 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery
- 130 km/h (81 mph) top speed in EV mode and 225 km/h (140 mph) with ICE on
There’s been no confirmation from Volkswagen as to whether or not the Passat GTE will be sold in the U.S., but most indications have been that it will not be. Until then, enjoy the Audi A3 e-tron instead.