The Passat GTE can definitely be proclaimed as the ‘next’ big thing after charging to victory in the Large Family Car class in the Next Green Car Awards.
Delivering no compromise in performance and no emissions when driven in all-electric mode, the Saloon is the first plug-in hybrid for this Volkswagen model.
And of course, it affords all of the luxurious comfort, lavish equipment and looks that are expected of any car to wear the Passat badge.
Amongst the high-tech features employed by the Passat GTE is the Car-Net e-Remote app that allows the owner to undertake various tasks remotely via a smartphone including charging, activating the air-con and checking that the doors are locked and the lights haven’t been left on.
Blue ambient lighting, blue stitching on the multi-function steering wheel and GTE-specific gear knob are amongst the highlights of this hybrid.
A possible blueprint for the future of Volkswagen motoring, the Passat GTE shares styling cues with its sibling, the Golf GTE, including a blue line across the radiator grille that marks its hybrid status.