A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has recently set a new top speed for hybrids after being driven at the Benneville Salt Flats with 298.363 km/h (185.394 mph).
According to the German based automaker, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has been heavily modified in order to achieve this impressive top speed and the modifications were made by VW’s R&D in Germany, at Wolfsburg. The changes were made in order to adapt the Jetta to run safely on salt and hit the top speed of 298.363 km/h (185.394 mph).
“Achieving this speed at Bonneville shows that the all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid is a distinctly different offering in the compact hybrid class,” said Jonathan Browning, CEO and President, VW Group of America. “As well as being expected to achieve combined fuel economy of 45 mpg, the Jetta Turbo Hybrid also retains the fun-to-drive nature you expect from a Volkswagen in a segment dominated by less exciting vehicles.”
As a quick reminder, the standard version of the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is powered by a 1.4 liter four-cylinder TSI petrol engine, which is producing 150 horsepower, along with an electric motor generating an extra 27 horsepower. The hybrid powertrain is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission.