Performance Volkswagen Excited to Sell the VW Jetta Hybrid

By dancurranjr On December 10th, 2010

Volkswagen is developing their own hybrid technology, and they’re starting with the Jetta. Performance Volkswagen is excited the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid will be arriving in Nebraska in 2012.

Aiming to be at the top of its class, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid will sport a 1.4-liter four-cylinder twincharger engine. This engine could give the Jetta Hybrid up to 175 horsepower and 280 pound-foot torque, though exact numbers have not been released. This engine, combined with a lithium-ion battery pack, should help the Jetta Hybrid achieve over 45 miles-per-gallon.

“We’re not an experienced hybrid maker like Toyota or Honda, so we don’t just want to come up with what everyone else already has,” says Michael Hinz, Jetta technical project manager. “We want to do something unique.”

The VW Jetta Hybrid’s uniqueness will come from its superior performance. Unlike many other hybrids, the Jetta Hybrid won’t sacrifice performance for gas mileage. It is expected to achieve 0-60 miles per hour in less than eight seconds, compared with other hybrids which typically see 60 mph in 9.13 seconds.

Volkswagen says the Jetta Hybrid will be designed to compete with the Honda Civic Hybrid. A price has not been released yet, but the Jetta Hybrid is expected to sell around $25,000.

Volkswagen recently released the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, which features best in class trunk space and rear leg room. Other features include:
• 2.0-liter, 200 horsepower, four-cylinder engine
• Power windows
• Electronic stability control
• Tire pressure monitoring system
• Keyless access with push button start
• Heated front seats
• 34 highway mpg
• Intelligent crash response system

With the new VW Jetta technology and upcoming hybrid technology, the VW Jetta Hybrid will be a vehicle to keep an eye out for!

SOURCE: Online Media