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VW 2013 Jetta Hybrid to start at $24,995

4 October 2012

Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pricing the 2013 Jetta Hybrid starting at $24,995 and ranging up to $31,180 for the Hybrid SEL Premium. (Earlier post.) Powered by a new 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI engine mated to an electric motor, the Jetta Hybrid has a combined output of 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain also features a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Jetta Hybrid can be driven in pure electric mode at speeds of up to 44 mph (71 km/h) and for a distance of up to 1.2 miles, depending on operating conditions. Manufacturer-estimated combined fuel economy is 45 mpg (5.2 l/100 km); 0-60 mph is less than 9.0 seconds. The Jetta Hybrid will go on sale in the last quarter of 2012.

The 2013 Jetta Hybrid model range includes:

  • Hybrid (available by order only). The Hybrid trim has an MSRP of $24,995. Standard equipment includes the 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine; 27-hp electric motor; seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission; front and rear disc brakes; Daytime Running Lights; power and heated exterior mirrors;15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; rear spoiler and rear diffuser; unique grille; hybrid badging on front, sides and rear; power windows with one-touch up/down; hybrid interior accents; six-way manually adjustable front seats; Climatronic automatic climate-control; Bluetooth ® technology; auxiliary input jack; trip computer; RCD 310 radio with CD player and six speakers; leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel; 60/40 folding rear seat; tilt/telescoping steering wheel column; temperature display; and front, side and Side Curtain Protection airbags.

  • Hybrid SE. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid SE starts at $26,990. In addition to all of the equipment offered on the Hybrid trim, it adds: LED taillights; power recline front seats; Media-Device Interface (MDI) and iPod cable; Premium VIII touchscreen radio with color energy flow display in center console; SiriusXM Satellite Radio; and keyless access with push-button start.

  • Hybrid SEL. The Hybrid SEL has an MSRP of $29,325 and features 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; a power tilt and slide sunroof; RNS 315 radio and navigation; heated front washer nozzles; heated front seats; and a six-way power driver’s seat.

  • Hybrid SEL Premium. The Hybrid SEL Premium retails for $31,180. Compared to the Hybrid with Navigation, it adds Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and the Active Front-Lighting System (AFS); foglights with cornering light; 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; the Fender Premium Audio System with subwoofer; and a rearview camera.

All prices exclude destination charges of $795 per vehicle.

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Great news, but nevertheless would rather wait for a Jetta and Passat with a DIESEL hybrid.

A combination of diesel and hybrid technology can easily get 70mpg, even for a car the size of a Jetta and Passat.

Come on, VW, you have all the bits and pieces. Now just put them together in one car.

PS:

In the short term, why not transplant the Bluemotion Diesel/Ultracap/Startstop system from the Golf to the Jetta and Passat TDI? I think you could the Passat from 44mpg to 55mpg without breaking a sweat. Just do it!

Reference: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/09/golf-20120905.html

@Jus7tme,
The combination of hybrid and diesel is too expensive for most buyers, because each commands a separate price premium over that of a gasoline ICEV. People like Kit P who don't drive a whole lot won't be able to take advantage of it. A gasoline HEV is already too expensive for him.

Furthermore, diesel already has high part-load efficiency, much better than gasoline Otto-cycle engine, so, adding a hybrid drive train to a diesel won't improve efficiency as much as adding hybrid to a gasoline engine. Now, frequent stop-and-go diesel trucks can benefit from hybrid drive train due to the braking energy recuperation, though the efficiency gain is nowhere near the gain of hybridizing a gasoline passenger vehicle.

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