Cars We Said Goodbye to in 2016

As we welcome in a new batch of wonderful and exciting cars for 2017, we have to look back and remember all the cars we lost in 2016. 

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Volkswagen Now Sells Seven Models With 40+ MPG

The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Starts at $24,995

Volkswagen just announced pricing for the Jetta Hybrid, the newest member of VW’s compact family which will start at $24,995.

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Goes 185-MPH, Sets World Speed Record

A turbocharged Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has just set the record for ‘Hybrid Speed Record’ at the Bonneville Salt Flats after it went 185.394-mph. It’s the fastest speed ever achieved by a production-based hybrid out on the Salt Flats.

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Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market

The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level.

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Video – First Look: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

It should come as little surprise that Volkswagen has unveiled a new Jetta Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show. After all, the Jetta itself was designed to appeal more to American tastes and something Americans increasingly love are hybrids.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Gets 45-MPG Combined: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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.

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Volkswagen Golf, Jetta and Passat Hybrid Models Coming, Starting in 2012

Volkswagen will produce hybrid versions of the Golf, Jetta and Passat, starting in 2012. In a press release dedicated to the launch of the new Golf blue-e-motion electric car, Volkswagen aims to put the focus on electric cars, which it sees as the future of transportation. However, while German automakers like VW are focused on electric vehicles, many are hedging their bets, and building hybrids as well.

Currently, Volkswagen already offers a hybrid version of its new second-generation Touareg, and in 2012 a Jetta hybrid will arrive. This will be followed in 2013 by hybrid versions of both the Golf and Passat. That same year will see an onslaught of VW’s electric cars. First the Up blue-e-motion city car will launch, followed by the Golf blue-e-motion and then the Jetta blue-e-motion.

The VW Golf and Jetta hybrids are expected to use a powertrain similar to that found in the New Compact Coupe Concept, where a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder makes 148-hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque and is mated to a 27-hp electric motor. When combined with VW’s 7-speed DSG transmission, the NCC achieves an impressive 45 mpg.

Official release after the jump:

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