Volkswagen Passat GTE review

Category: Hybrid car

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 infotainment / energy display
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 infotainment / energy display
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Volkswagen Passat GTE would appear to let you have your cake and eat it. It's very big, no matter whether you choose it as a saloon or an estate, and can operate as an electric car for far enough to cover many people’s daily commutes. Yet unlike a pure electric car, it won't conk out when the battery is flat; there's a petrol engine under the bonnet that will keep you going as long as there's fuel in the tank.

Based on the regular Volkswagen Passat, the GTE is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and while it doesn't quite offer the tax incentives of a fully electric model, like the Tesla Model 3 or Kia e-Niro, it's still massively cheaper to run as a company car than any equivalent pure petrol or diesel model. And, as long as you charge its battery regularly, which can be done at home or at a public charging point, you could save plenty on fuel, too.

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Save up to £6,677
Target Price from £33,477
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RRP price range £40,155 - £40,155
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid
MPG range across all versions 256.8 - 256.8
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £882 / £2,514
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,764 / £5,028
Available colours