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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012

    Volkswagen has sold small numbers of its Touareg Hybrid crossover utility vehicle for two years now, but it's never had a mass-market hybrid entry. That will be the role of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, a new entry this year that complements VW's long-established line of fuel-efficient TDI diesel Jetta and Golf models. The new hybrid uses a small, 150-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, with a single 20-kilowatt (27-hp) electric motor between the engine and a modified version of VW's excellent seven-speed direct-shift automatic gearbox. The total combined output of the...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012
    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: German Sales Start, Buy Soon In U.S.

    No longer is Volkswagen's Jetta sedan all about diesel engines--it's the hybrid which now wears that car's high-mileage crown. German dealers have just started taking orders for the car, and American dealers should also now be taking deposits, with the Hybrid set to arrive in U.S. dealers in the...

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    2013 VW Jetta Hybrid: EPA Rating Of 45 MPG

    Volkswagen has finally revealed estimated EPA numbers for the 2013 Jetta Hybrid. The latest, greenest addition to the Jetta range achieves a combined 45 mpg in EPA testing. That puts its combined rating 11 mpg above that of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the previous economy champ in the range...

  • "Hybrid VW" license plate from 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid drive event
    VW Diesel Buyers, Hybrid Buyers: Both Want Fuel Economy, But Beyond That...

    When the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid arrives at dealers in late December or early January, VW will become the only carmaker offering both a diesel engine and a hybrid model of the same compact sedan. Why two such different approaches? Because, Volkswagen says, the audiences for the two cars are...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: What Do You Want To Know?

    The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sedan was never going to match the 50-mpg combined fuel economy rating of this year's mileage champ, the Toyota Prius. When the new Jetta Hybrid was unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show, VW executives predicted a combined rating around 45 mpg. According to...

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    Smaller Engine Watch: VW 1.4 Turbo To Replace 2.5 Five In U.S.?

    We've been saying for a long time that one way carmakers will meet new, tougher gas-mileage rules is to make their engines smaller but more efficient. Ford's EcoBoost lineup of direct-injected, turbocharged engines is one example, from a 3.5-liter V-6 used in full-sized pickups all the way down to...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    Volkswagen is on a roll in the States these days, with sales of its redesigned Jetta sedan and its all-new mid-size 2012 Passat surging. The only mass-market German automaker intends to keep the momentum going at next month's Detroit Auto Show. It will unveil a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid and show an all-electric concept vehicle that's never been seen before. The Jetta Hybrid will arrive two years after the launch of the 2011 Jetta compact sedan. That car's lower base price has drawn in more buyers than the previous model, despite some press criticism of Volkswagen for deleting some features...

  • Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat
    VW Ditches Darth Vader, Goes All Yoda With 2013 Jetta Hybrid

    If you remember Volkswagen’s Super Bowl advert from earlier this year involving a pint-sized Darth Vader, its 2011 Passat had a particular affinity with the dark side of the force. But as of 2013 the evil Pasatt will have a nemisis in the form of the 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid, complete with a...

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