VW Jetta Hybrid?
There are some rumors from Europe mentioning a Hybrid version of the Jetta.
The car would be, at first, exclusive to the US market.
It would combine VW’s excellent diesel engine with an electric motor.
The results would no doubt be a higher mileage than any other Hybrids offered here.
But we are talking about 2009. Exactly when the next Prius will show up.
The Prius is supposed to be a bit roomier and slicker looking. And they are talking about a larger 1.8 Liter engine and almost 90MPG. It might also incorporate solar cells into the roof and 4wd in some markets.
And for 2010 Nissan might have a plug in Altima Hybrid out.
A Jetta Diesel/Hybrid is a great idea, but by then the competition will even be tougher.