2012 Detroit: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is the fastest in it’s class

A couple of days ago, VW teased a car under a sheet. Today we know what it is…not a Scirocco, but a hybrid Volkswagen Jetta offering full electric action at up to 44mph.

Similar to the diesel Jetta, 45 mpg happens on the highway and the hybrid Jetta gets 30 % better than the gas powered variant in the city. A downsized four banger chucks out 150bhp/184 ft-lbs plugged into a electric motor responsible for 27 more horsepower. Apparently, that also allows to be the fastest compact hybrid in-class with an estimated 0-60 mph in less than 9.0 seconds. The Jetta Hybrid comes with a seven speed dual clutch automatic as standard.

Premium features include LED taillights and Daytime Running Lights, bi-xenon headlights, RNS 315 navigation system, a rear-view camera and Volkswagen’s exclusive Fender Premium Audio System, heated front seats.

Sales of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid start in the end of 2012.

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– By: Sawyer Sutton