Volkswagen unveiled a very thinly disguised hybrid concept version of its upcoming Jetta two-door coupe back in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
However, according to a recent report, the Germans for Volkswagen will not build the two-door Jetta coupe.
Car and Driver has learned that capacity constraints, at the company’s plant in Mexico, have forced VW to axe production plans.
The Puebla plant will have to take on production of the Beetle convertible, which will be revealed at the New York auto show in April. That’s too bad, as we were fans of the handsome NCC concept shown in Detroit in 2010, which previewed the car.
The 2011 VW NCC concept was basically “all-Jetta” in the form that it had virtually the same dimensions as the Jetta with the exception of the wheelbase. It was the second U.S. concept debut from Volkswagen focusing on fuel-efficiency.
More about the concept
The concept gets a combined fuel economy of 45 mpg, according to VW, yet can reach a top speed of 141 mph or get to 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds—which looks to be a compelling compromise between efficiency and performance.