Nowadays, people are now resorting more and more to nature and ecosystem conservation due to the fact that the air pollution problem is now becoming more rampant. Last time, we all know that Volkswagen had experienced a drastic flunk in their car sales due to the fact that they had cheated on their EPA emissions test. However, the company is now very sincere in making a very nice reconciliation, not only to their lost customers but to the environment as well. That’s the main reason why they are now manufacturing lots of electric and hybrid cars that will suit the market’s taste and car preference.
Right now, Volkswagen had decided to introduce their latest hybrid, the Volkswagen Passat GTE to their customers in India.
Under the Hood
Cutting the long introductions short, the Volkswagen Passat GTE isn’t just an ordinary hybrid car. This is one of the products of the company’s most advanced architecture. Featuring a 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, this one runs at exactly 215 bhp along with 295 pound-foot of torque. If you choose not to run the electric motor, the car will run at 154 bhp. This gives you the feeling of driving a sports car yourself. In addition to those, you can also run the car by using the electric motor alone, which can drive you a distance of at least 23-37 kilometers more.
Experts have found out that driving the car is exceptionally good when done in highways. The car’s quick response with its throttle is somewhat seamless. However, due to the fact that the batteries and the electric motors eat up a considerable amount of space, this can somewhat become a challenge due to additional weight.
One of the greatest advantages in the Volkswagen Passat GTE is that the cabin is very silent, which is very convenient especially during very long rides. This is very helpful if you’re driving in a noisy street, therefore lessening your potential road rages.
As of this time, the company had decided to bring the Volkswagen Passat GTE to India this year. If in case that the company manages to assemble these here, better expect that the prices will be around Rs. 30-35 lakh, not including the tax and the add-ons itself.
- Category : Mid-size Executive Hybrid Sedan
- Engine : 1.4-liter Turbocharged four-cylinder 1398cc petrol and electric motor
- Transmission : 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Power : 215 bhp (with motor’s power combined)
- Torque : 295 lb-ft (with motor’s power combined)
- 0-62 mph : 7.6 seconds
- Top Speed : 140 mph
- Mileage : 176.6 mpg (combined)
- Price : $54,375 (as tested)