Introducing a Jetta Hybrid: One partial eco-friendly, one partial high-tech, all tools awesome

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by in Volkswagen Canada

The Volkswagen Jetta done a New Year’s resolution: to be even some-more fuel-efficient. And usually 9 days into 2012, it’s done good on that promise. The Jetta Hybrid was suggested during a North American International Auto Show today, and interjection to a all-new technology, it’s a many fuel-efficient Jetta in a lineup.

What’s New

The all-new Jetta Hybrid is powered by a high-tech turbocharged gasoline engine that is interconnected with a zero-emissions electric motor. While this matrimony of intelligent and essential enables considerable pushing opening with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of reduction than 9.0 seconds, this new Jetta is also a world’s initial hybrid to use a seven-speed dual-clutch involuntary transmission. What does that meant to you? It means a Jetta can broach an estimated total fuel economy figure of 45 mpg with no scapegoat in power. The fuel potency is a full 20 percent higher, and in city traffic, it climbs to a small over 30 percent.

The Jetta Hybrid can also be driven in pristine electric mode during speeds of adult to 44 mph and for adult to 1.2 miles, depending on handling conditions. And for a initial time in a U.S. market, we’re regulating a acclaimed 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline appetite plant, that weighs in during a small 216 pounds. The slimmed-down four-cylinder engine produces 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque from usually 1400 rpm. Now we can have a lead feet and still be environmentally friendly.

What’s Cool

The Jetta has always had a certain cold factor, though a Jetta Hybrid turns it adult a few notches. It facilities a new take on regenerative braking: a purchase decouples a gasoline engine from a drivetrain when in pristine electric expostulate or coasting modes to recover some-more kinetic appetite behind into a battery. Because “decouples” is such a cold word, we’ll use it to report another feature: when we step off a accelerator pedal during speeds of adult to 84 mph, a TSI® engine shuts down and decouples from a drivetrain to discharge driveline drag and a effects of a engine’s torque, ensuing in even larger fuel efficiency. Want info on how fuel-efficient a Jetta Hybrid is? Get it with one peek during a all-new ePower meter. It also boasts a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery, and a Autobahn-proven record creates it a fastest compress hybrid in a class. Now that’s cool.

Why It Matters

Think Blue is Volkswagen’s joining to achieving tolerable mobility by record and cars that don’t concede performance. With a considerable fuel efficiency, turbocharged speed, innovative record and customary reserve apparatus like Electronic Stability Control, anti-lock brakes and 6 airbags, a Jetta Hybrid embodies a Think Blue suggestion of mobility that’s not usually environmentally friendly, though fun.

For some-more information on a new Jetta Hybrid, check out a press release. The Jetta Hybrid launches in North America in late 2012, though we can see it now during the Detroit Auto Show. And be certain to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates from a show.

Tell us: what do we like best about a Jetta Hybrid?


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