2012 VW Jetta Hybrid

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It’s no secret the Jetta will be available with a hybrid powertrain next year.

There are now rumors it will use VW’s 1.4 Liter turbo producing 150hp.
combined with an electric motor good for another 27hp.

They are also aiming at MPG numbers as good or even better than the Prius.

177hp and better mileage than a Prius sounds pretty good.

We’ll see…

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  1. I can see a hybrid from these guys blowing the Prius #'s out of the water…their TDI already gets high 30's for MPG…imaging combining the two?!?

  2. I got 33 in the city and well over 50 on the freeway with the Golf TDI when I was test driving it for a week.
    Much better number than they even claim.

    But the Hybrid will not "combine the two".
    The 1.4 Liter engine used is NOT a diesel.

  3. What would the premium be for a diesel hybrid? $6,000? $7,000? This is probably why it's not offered, it'd be too expensive in a car like this….but the savings could be more than worth it if gas were $8 a gal.

  4. Don't forget diesel costs more than gasoline, so the extra mpg could be a wash. Also, new gas engine technologies will soon pass diesels in efficiency.

  5. Who cares. VW can't make their normal cars reliable. This will be a joke.

    February 11, 2011 11:32 PM


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