2020 Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate
The new 2020 Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate Plug-in Hybrid with an upgraded range.
Patrick McGillycuddy, Head of Sales Operations at Volkswagen UK, said: “We are very pleased to have such a strong offering in the new Passat. It debuts many exciting new technologies for the Volkswagen brand such as Travel Assist and wireless App Connect, so is the perfect companion for families and business users that travel long distances. “The previous Passat GTE was incredibly popular in the UK and I’m happy to say that we have increased the mix for the new model to match this strong demand. In fact, we expect 25% of sales for the new Passat will be the GTE.”
Within the interior of the Passat Estate, you get an 8.0in colour touchscreen that controls a majority of the media and apps. It’s one of the best touchscreen infotainment systems out there, because it's logically laid out and quite easy to use, even when you’re driving. All the connectivity features you could want are thrown in, including sat-nav. There are buttons under the screen which controls the climate and heating for the car.
The updated Passat GTE has an electric-only range of 43 miles NEDC (33 to 361 miles WLTP), which is an improvement of over 10 miles as the previous was 31 mile (NEDC). The previous model of the Passat accounted for one in ten sales in the UK but the new improved GTE is expected to become even more popular, accounting for one in four Passat sales.