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 |  Jun 19 2012, 2:45 PM

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

 

Alternative fuel technology at Volkswagen used to consist of only diesel powertrains. An upcoming Jetta Hybrid, alongside a Toureg Hybrid will hopefully vault the company into friendly territory with green-car fans.

“There are customers who equate environmentally friendly vehicles with hybrids, so that’s one reason we are offering the Jetta Hybrid,” said Mark Gillies Manager of Product Communications from VW.

Discussing the differences between the Jetta Hybrid and Jetta Diesel., Gilles said, “For people who drive in the city, the Hybrid’s electric drive component offers fuel savings compared with a diesel. The Hybrid will be priced close to the diesel, but we feel they are complimentary in the range rather than competitors.”

“[It’s] the only turbocharged hybrid and the only one to use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission,”  Gillies explained. Other hybrids in the Jetta’s class use boring, but traditionally more economical CVTs.

Instead of relying on a CVT, the Jetta uses other innovations to help save fuel.

“It has a unique clutch/electric motor module that allows the car to coast along, with the engine switched off, at speed of up to 84 mph.” he said.

Gillies also added that having two types of alternate fuel versions of the Jetta means that they will have the broadest range of powertrain option in the compact segment.

The Jetta hybrid is expected to get a 45 mpg combined thanks to its 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine. Total power in the Jetta comes to around 170 hp. The economy rating is worth noting because it’s 20-30 percent better than the standard Jetta. However, all the extra hybrid equipment adds a few pounds to the weight of the car, with it coming in at 3,531-lbs.

Helping the Jetta Hybrid stands out from the other versions of  the Jetta are some special 15-inch wheels, with low-rolling resistance tires and a fuel-friendly aerodynamics kit.

 

  • Fliche

    Hybrids really are taking over. In even just the next 5 years, there will probably be a hybrid version of absolutely everything.

  • Rb48901

    Personally, I think that all electric vehicles are the only way to go, and then only for inner city commuting. The focus on range has clouded the the true nature of the vehicle. They should not be a replacement for the normal vehicle. They should have been light weight, efficent movers, not something that will drive you across country. That has involved compromises, outrageous prices and has delayed  introduction.  As an example the Chevrolet Volt wil be sold in Australia as the Holden Volt at Aus$60,000.00 Holden also sell the Cruze at Aus$25,000.00 and the Commodore (Chevrolet SS) for $45,000 (we see the Volt for what it is, an electric Cruze!) that is a price premium of Aus$35,000, way too much for the the so-called “green” car. They should have sold it at $12,000 as a commuter and thrown away the ICE. Buy it as your second “work” or “shopping trolly” and keep the petrol (gas) car for the long drives.   

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  • http://www.westedmontonhyundai.com/used-trucks-edmonton.htm Ellsworth Mciltrot

    Ahh. This proves that hybrids are taking over the car industry by storm. It looks like every car manufacturer label is crafting at least one hybrid model to cope with the market’s demands. Well, with its cost-efficiency and perceived better mileage, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these hybrids dominate the road in the years to come.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O45TJ362PVZEIMK5QPA3EOTDEE M

    I’m really looking forward to the new Acura RL hybrid.

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  • Althea Later

    I have the CT200h. I am averaging 44 mpg OVERALL. If cars like the Fusion are reliable and average at least 35 mpg… eventually gas cars that are averaging in the teens will be almost worthless.

  • Rxonmymind

    Soon I’ll buy one just not yet. Just as everyone was thrashing about attempting to make a “smart” phone back in 2007 and nobody could get it right along came Steve Jobs with the iphone. I’m hoping one like him comes along and hits a home run. The first car company that does people will beat a path to their store without having to do numbers on the back of the napkin. It’ll be that obvious. Steve, why didn’t you become an auto executive too. Rip….