Sunday, January 08, 2012

VW Jetta Hybrid

Will be powered by a 1.4 Liter Turbo engine with 150hp, and an electric motor.
They are predicting 45MPG combined.
Which is much better than the Diesel version.
And better than the all new 2013 Camry Hybrid.
A 7 speed DSG is the only transmission available.

Hybrid seem to be more popular in the US than Diesel cars, so it does make sense for VW to offer both.
They are also much more efficient around town.

Interestingly enough, a slightly more powerful version of the 1.4 Turbo (around 160hp) will become the base engine in the Jetta and Beetle sometime next year, replacing the 2.5 Liter inline 5)


tore13 said...

Good move, but why isn't any company producing a diesel hybrid?? Isn't this a no brainier!?

Vince Burlapp said...

Volvo and Peugeot have diesel hybrids.
The technology is still too expensive.

Anonymous said...

Diesel gets 30% better fuel economy but costs 30% more in the US. So what's the point?

Anonymous said...

Why the hell wouldn't they make a diesel hybrid???

Anonymous said...

Also diesel fuel is not subsidized like in Germany and diesel fuel is bit more expensive than regular in the US.

This is more like a Corolla size car, definitely not a Camry! Prius C is closer in size (slightly smaller) and should exceed 50 mpg combined.