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No surprises here, but details on Volkswagen‘s new Jetta Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with 150-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, the hybrid is combined with a 36-hp electric motor giving it a total output around 170-hp.
Volkswagen is claiming that the Jetta hybrid will get a 45-mpg combined rating, which is around 20- to 30-percent more efficient than the standard Jetta. The hybrid will also feature a seven-speed DSG transmission that can be decoupled from the engine to give the Jetta Hybrid all-electric operation for 1.2-miles up to 44-mph in E-mode. Otherwise, the Jetta can run in all-electric mode up to 37-mph.
The Jetta Hybrid weighs in 221-lbs more than the standard Jetta, giving it a total weight of 3,531-lbs.
AutoGuide.com will have more details when the Jetta Hybrid makes its official debut today.
GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
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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]