Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen treats the Passat to a plug-in hybrid makeover

Having established its sub-brand hybrid ‘GTE’ nameplate in the Golf, Volkswagen has subsequently transplanted it onto the Passat – adding a plug-in petrol-electric option to a line-up that has been staunchly diesel-only for the best part of a decade.This makes sense. VW’s family saloon has always given its segment a polished and likeable bedrock, and the fact that it has never been the cheapest option means its buyers are unlikely to be automatically dissuaded by the premium associated with electrification.The migration of the GTE badge is a thornier prospect from a marketing …read more

Source:: Autocar