Volkswagen is planning to reveal a new concept car at the 2012 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) along with a hybrid version of the Jetta.
According to freep.com, the German based automaker will officially present a whole new electric concept car and a hybrid version of the Jetta at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2012. Volkswagen is planning to “steal” some customers from the competition in the EV segment and developing an electric concept car is probably the first step into producing it. However, the car manufacturer apparently didn’t base its concept on any production model and at the NAIAS next month we should see an innovative design, powered by an electric motor.
The journalists at freep.com are also saying that the Volkswagen’s concept car will be a different vehicle than the electric small car concept named the E-Up, which was officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. Besides introducing the EV concept, Volkswagen will also present its latest creation in January, 2012, which is the Jetta hybrid, and the sedan will be powered by an electric motor mated to a 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engine, but according to the German automaker, the engine won’t be the same one which is fitted with a turbo and a supercharger in Europe.
The Volkswagen Jetta won’t be arriving in showrooms until November 2012 and the upcoming electric concept car might not even make it into production but rather than talking about the two vehicles, we’d better wait for the North American International Auto Show.