VW E-Bugster Concept and Jetta Hybrid going to Detroit image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has officially announced that the E-Bugster Concept and the Jetta Hybrid will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.

After being teased over and over again, and with the E-Bugster Concept being presented as the new Beetle, Volkswagen has finally decided to use the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in order to debut the two models. According to the car manufacturer, the Jetta Hybrid will debut at the automotive event over-seas and the model is expected to hit the market later this year.

The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is powered by a 1.4 liter petrol turbo engine which is developing a total output of 150 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 249 Nm (184 lb-ft), which is helped on the way by an electric motor to offer a combined output of 170 horsepower. The 0 to 60 mph acceleration takes less than 9 seconds and the model is offering a combined 45 mpg (5.2l/100km). The model is equipped with a seven-speed DSG transmission which can also help the model run on the electric motor exclusively for 1.2 miles up to 44 mph. The model weighs only 100 kg (221 lbs) more than the regular model.

Last but not least, the E-Bugster Concept is based on the 2012 Beetle model and it also has something in common with the Ragster Concept, which was launched a few years ago at the same event. The Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept is powered by an electric motor, which is generating 114 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque (199 lb-ft), from a lithium-ion battery packed placed in the rear. The model can be charged up to 80 percent in only 30 minutes with a quick charge level. This is all we know about the two models until now, but more details will come to light once they will both be presented to the public at NAIAS.