Showing posts with label jetta. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid price

The all new Malibu hybrid will start at $28 645.
Not that cheap. But it is not available as a base model.
Only as a well equipped LT model. Which then makes it "only" about $2700 more than the
regular non-hybrid Malibu LT.

It does get amazing mileage for a mid size car. (It is now larger than ever)
It is rated at 48 MPG city and 45 HWY

So let's compare it to the competition:

-Camry hybrid.   $27 000. 43City/39HWY
-Accord Hybrid  $29 300. 50city/45HWY
-Fusion Hybrid    $26 000. 47city/41HWY
-Jetta Hybrid       $31 100. 45city/45HWY
-Sonata Hybrid   $26 000. 40city/44 HWY

A few notes about these:
- The Fusion is cheaper. But that is for a very basic model. So it comes up to about the same as the Malibu with a few options to match.
-The idiots at VW have no clue what to do with the Jetta Hybrid.
I test drove it a while ago, and thought it was a great car. It used to be around $26 000. The next year they bumped it up to over $28 000.
Now its only available as a SEL Premium loaded model for over $31 000.
Amazing how these people are unable to market a good car in the largest market in the world for hybrids...
-Once again, the Sonata (Even though it is brand new), is far behind in the hybrid game...

So the new Malibu seems really well priced. And, a plus for me, it does offer that cool double sunroof option. It also looks really good in person, inside and out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

VW Lamando = 2017 VW Jetta?

There is a new rumor about the next VW Jetta.
Apparently, it could be very similar to the recently introduced Lamando.
The Lamando is, so far, a model sold only in China.
But China and the US already share the larger "non German" Passat.
So why not the Jetta (Which doesn't sell well in Europe anyway)

The Lamando does look like a next generation Jetta.
And the timing could be right. If introduced a bit over a year from now, it could be a 2017 Model.

Even though it does look more modern than the current Jetta. By then it will have to compete with cars like the all new Civic, Cruze etc...
So no matter what, the Jetta will stay a very conservative choice.