Volkswagen has officially unveiled the plug-in hybrid Passat GTE ahead of its premier during the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The new hybrid car made by VW is based on the 8th generation Passat and it will be available on the market starting the second half of 2015. According to Volkswagen, the new Passat GTE will be available in both saloon and Variant estate body versions. 

On the outside, the Passat GTE comes with blue accents on radiator grille, it features a modified front bumper with integrated LED lights and massive alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the German model is coming with blue ambient lighting, a modified gear knob and a steering wheel wrapped in leather. 

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Under the hood of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE is a petrol-electric hybrid system that includes a modified version of the 1.4 liter TSI unit. It now offers 156 horsepower and it is supported by a 115 horsepower and 400 Nm electric motor. As a result, the hybrid powertrain offers a combined output of 218 HP. The engines resources are sent to the ground via a six-speed DSG gearbox. 

Speaking of fuel consumption, VW officials have told that the average fuel eaten by the Passat GTE is about 2.0 liter per 100 kilometers (117 mpg) and 12 kWh/100 km. With full 50-liter fuel trunk (13 gal) and lithium-ion battery fully charged, the car has a range of 1,000 km. Impressive for a car of its size.

Source: Volkswagen