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New part-electric Passat goes on sale in Ireland

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 5:04pm

The new Volkswagen Passat GTE has gone on sale in Ireland starting from €42,495 for private customers.

The new Passat GTE merges the benefits of electric mobility with the qualities of a long-distance vehicle.

The Passat GTE uses a combination of 156hp 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine with an 85 kW/115hp electric motor to offer a combined 218hp and 440Nm of torque with combined CO2 emissions of just 29g/km.

Furthermore, the car’s 13kW battery now has 31 per cent more capacity than the previous model, allowing a fully electric, emission-free range of up to 56km (measured under WLTP) when driving in electric mode.

Private customers of the Passat GTE can avail of Government incentives of €7,500 (€5,000 Seat grant and €2,500 VRT rebate), which brings the price of the Passat GTE saloon down to €42,495 and the Estate model to €44,595. The new Passat GTE is available from €439 with 3.9 per cent APR PCP finance.

Commenting on the new model, Volkswagen’s Head of Marketing Mark McGrath said: “This revised Passat GTE offers customers who want the best of both worlds the chance to drive a car that can be zero-emissions for up to 56km yet can also offer the long-range benefits of a plug-in hybrid. This now comes as a price which is comparable to a 2.0 litre TDI DSG Diesel Passat, making it a viable alternative to anyone wanting to move to an electrified vehicle in 2020.”

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