Jetta Hybrid confirmed for 2012

Autoblog reports that Volkswagen’s product strategist Toscan Bennet spilled the beams on a 2012 Jetta Hybrid with “best in class” fuel mileage, and by best in class he means Fusion, Civic, Camry hybrid class not the uber mileage jelly bean known as the Prius. With all that being said we can expect TDI like mileage with begs the question why even bother to build it? well because american consumers prefer hybrids, so there you go america, enjoy two versions of the Jetta with 40+ MPG! gotta love a free country.

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Posted on June 17, 2010, in 2011, Diesel, First look, Jetta, rumor, Volkswagen. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Could it be super-efficient if they married a TDI engine with a hybrid? Or is that so expensive that they couldn’t sell it?

  2. I think the cost of mating a TDI engine with the hybrid drive train would be enormous. but ah the possibilities. I would be willing to pay $30,000 for a Jetta that gets 60-70 MPG

    • The costs may not be as bad. the problem I think they have is that for some reason the profit margins on a TDI are thin enough as it is that the added technology would make it such that each car would sell for a loss. Add to that the fact that our currency isn’t worth much that they probably just wouldn’t sell. But I’m totally with you, imagine a Jetta that gets 60-70+MPG?!? On the MPG note, however.. VW could probably easily bring over a model that gets substantial mileage. The Bluemotion Polo gets something absurd, like 70 mpg, standard. Nothing fancy. I think it might be a good competitor against the Toyota Yaris/Aygo…

  3. Oh you Americans!

    The starting price of the Golf 1,6D (the very base model with no special features) here in Norway is about $39.000 so don’t complain about expencive models please πŸ˜›

    • Ah yes, Victor. Agreed that your Golf costs more, but you also enjoy a *much* higher standard of living than we do. πŸ™‚ And yes, that’s our problem. I know. πŸ™‚

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