Next Green Car – Large Family Car Awards 2015
Large Family Car WINNER
VW Passat GTE – CO2 39 g/km – NGC Rating TBC*
While Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid might have lost out in the Small Family category, fitted into the Passat it wasn’t going to lose out a second time. The ability to run in pure-electric mode is perfect for around town, while the Passat also offers the range of a conventionally powered vehicle – an attractive proposition for many car buyers. The Passat GTE’s statistics feature official emissions of 39 g/km CO2 from the 215 bhp combined powertrain, with a weighted combined fuel economy of 166 MPG (driving on petrol and electric fuels). With the versatile drivetrain added to the already exceptional Passat, the GTE is a winning combination for VW. Price TBC.
NGC verdict: "Volkswagen’s Passat is an excellent large family car that performs well in every area. Add to it the plug-in hybrid powertrain that effortlessly provides drive for all situations and the Passat GTE becomes a dominant model in the large family class"
"Success for the Passat GTE in the Next Green Car Awards’ Large Family class, coming soon after other influential award wins for the Golf GTE in recent months, clearly underlines the real-world appeal of Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid models."
Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen UK
Large Family Car COMMENDED
Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI Greenline – CO2 95 g/km
NGC Rating 34
Spacious, refined, stylish, well-equipped and beautifully built; the list of the Skoda Superb’s attributes could be mistaken for those of a large German executive saloon. However, the 1.6 TDI Greenline costs almost £10,000 less than its Teutonic rivals. Although official emissions of just 96 g/km and returning a quoted 76 MPG (combined) ultimately couldn’t help Skoda take first prize, the Superb is a strong all-round machine nonetheless and is incredible value for money. Priced from £20,900.
*TBC – To be confirmed