The hybrid fever is catching on pretty quickly and every major automaker is concerned in saving the planet by reducing the CO2 emissions and improving the fuel efficiency of their models and in this “green battle” Volkswagen is taking another step by announcing a new Jetta that will be powered by turbocharged gasoline engine along with an electric motor.
The German automaker plans to introduce its new “green” Jetta to the United States market and with the Detroit Motor Show coming in next year it seems like the perfect place to unveil it. Coming as a 2013 model year, the Jetta hybrid will be powered by a 1.4 liter, TSI, turbocharged engine which will be helped by an electric motor, but Volkswagen stopped here with the details.
Rumors say that the “new” Jetta will keep its exterior design, the only major change being under the hood, but as VW stopped offering extra info about it we can only speculate what its performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emission will be.
Besides bringing the Jetta hybrid to the Detroit Motor Show next year, Volkswagen is also planning a convertible version of the new Beetle, which will be officially unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.