29 Sep '14, 2pm

141mpg, 45g/km CO2, 0-62mph in 8s: VW's plug-in Passat is coming to the UK in October 2015: htt…

141mpg, 45g/km CO2, 0-62mph in 8s: VW's plug-in Passat is coming to the UK in October 2015: htt…

Volkswagen’s eighth generation Passat will be offered as a plug-in hybrid when it arrives in the UK from October 2015. Available in saloon and estate bodystyles, the Passat GTE combines the power of a 156PS 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85kW electric motor for a 218PS power output. This is enough to get the plug-in Passat up to 62mph in under eight seconds with a top speed of 136mph. Wowsome On electric power alone, speed is capped at 80mph but driven with care, it can cover 31 miles before calling on the 50-litre petrol tank, just like the Golf GTE which precedes the Passat, coming to the UK market in March 2015. VW says the Passat GTE is able to deliver a total of 620 miles before any form of refuel, electric and petrol, is required. That’s enough to get you from London to Paris and back again, which is significant because it’s in the French capital that the Passat will b...

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