Volkswagen starts taking orders for the Jetta Hybrid in Germany image

Volkswagen announced it is beginning to take advance orders for the new Jetta Hybrid in Germany.

Powered by a 1.4-liter TSI turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine (150 HP) and an electric motor (20 kW), the Jetta Hybrid has a total power of 170 HP. Power is doubled by a low consumption value of 4.1 liters per 100 km (equivalent to 95 g/km CO2).

Able to reach a top speed of 210 km/h, the Jetta Hybrid consumes about 20 percent less fuel than a conventional vehicle of comparable size and power. The Jetta Hybrid can cover a distance of up to 2 kilometers in all-electric driving, at the push of a button.

In addition, the hybrid system automatically switches to the zero emissions electric mode whenever possible, with an energy flow indicator informing the driver of the system’s momentary status.

The Jetta Hybrid is offered in the two equipment versions Comfortline and Highline, with both models carrying specific hybrid features. Other identifying exterior elements of the Jetta Hybrid Comfortline are an independent radiator grille, LED tail lights and badges with blue backgrounds, as well as special side sills, a rear roof spoiler, modified rear bumper and 15-inch alloy wheels (“Lexington”) in hybrid-specific design.

The new Jetta Hybrid will be offered from mid of April 2013 and the prices will start at 31,300 euros in Germany.