The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to develop a plug-in hybrid model which is expected to use a turbocharged 1.4 liter petrol engine and an electric motor, offering a total range of about 48 – 56 km.
After the company has introduced the Jetta Hybrid at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (NAIAS), Volkswagen is now planning to develop a plug-in hybrid, which is expected to be launched in the United States. According to the guys at car blog.caranddriver.com, the German based carmaker will make a plug-in hybrid which will be launched on the over-seas auto market. Even if there is no official word on the upcoming model yet, rumors about its powertrain have already appeared.
Our source is also telling us that the upcoming Volkswagen plug-in hybrid will be powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged petrol engine, along with an electric motor and an undisclosed battery, which could offer the model an electric driving range of about 30 to 35 miles, which is translated into 48 to 56 kilometers. Sadly we don’t have more details on the model and we don’t even know how it will be named, but the magazine is also saying that the powertrain might also be offered to the US Passat and the Beetle.