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 |  Sep 16 2011, 12:00 PM

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When it was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2010 the Volkswagen New Compact Coupe looked to point the way towards several new models for the German automaker: both a Jetta Coupe and a Jetta Hybrid. Now it appears as though only one of those two cars has been given the green light, and it’s the green machine.

Set to debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the 2013 Jetta Hybrid will use a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. While an obvious fuel economy leader, VW is reportedly looking to market the car as a performance machine as well.

Stay tuned to AutoGuide’s extensive Auto Show coverage for more on the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

[Source: Car & Driver]

  • Bill at YAWYD

    I love the lines on that coupe – MUCH better than the sedan. The C-pillar looks like the last-gen Scion tC (which is a good thing!)

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  • Indigo

    Waiting and waiting for this car. What is taking VW sooooooo long? I don’t want to buy a Prius. :-/