Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Axed in the US


Volkswagen has announced that it is dropping the Jetta Hybrid from its U.S. lineup.

For the 2017 model year, Volkswagen’s sole North American hybrid will no longer be available for sale. Low sales volume surely drove the decision, as the hybrid accounts for less than 1 percent of total Jetta sales in the U.S.

This announcement comes along with dipping sales for all hybrid models across the U.S., as falling gasoline prices have driven a sales spike for pickup trucks and SUVs.

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Pricing for the Jetta Hybrid sat near the top of the lineup as it was paired with the top-lie SEL Premium trim. That brought the hybrid’s base price to $31,390, while the cheapest Jetta costs $18,500.

As part of its plan to recover from its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen has announced massive investments into all-electric cars and hybrids, so expect more electrification from VW in the future.

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