Volkswagen brought forth it’s all new 2013 Jetta Hybrid at North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This mean-machine will take hypermiling to new heights. The new Jetta is all about electric motoring and fuel-efficiency at its best. Moreover, the car’s compliant braking system is worth appreciating as it has more modulation in it as compared to other cars of its category. One can enjoy a breathtaking drive with Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. The company has claimed it as fastest hybrid car that has been produced by far. It is highly fuel-saving as the brake pedal shuts the engine down at small halts like standing at a red-light.
Models- The car has no other version other than the upcoming 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid model.
Exteriors- The car has superior exteriors as it is adorned with aerodynamic modifications. It has new LED headlights, front spoiler, LED rear lights, rear spoiler and diffuser along with 15-inch alloy wheels. Further, the front grille, front wings and bootlid have been modified. The VW logo has got a blue background giving it an exquisite look.
Interiors- The car’s battery is located behind the rear seat for a more spacious interior. Though the interiors of the car are almost the same as other Jetta, yet there are significant changes like thicker front side windows, new exhaust system and wide windscreen. The car has multi-function display that will display all the functions of the car like energy flow, current drive mode, battery charge status and distribution of power via ePower meter.
Features- The car has high-tech 1.4 ltr turbo-charged TSI 150 PS Petrol engine and 20 k W zero-emissions electric motor which gives it the required force. These features not only give it better fuel-efficiency but also a benchmark performance. The car has got wondrous decoupling clutch that allows you to disengage the petrol motor for an electric drive or vice-versa or combination of both for utmost power of 170 PS. The car gets its electric energy from lithium-ion battery which can produce 220 volts. The seven-speed dual clutch gearbox directs power to the front wheels. It is 100 kgs heavier than the non-hybrid model of Jetta due to extra battery and safety equipment weight. Also, the car has got audio system which displays ‘zero emissions’ menu via it. Other highlights of the car are ‘Premium 8′ sound system, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth phone integration, a glass sunroof, a reversing camera, MDI interface for iPod connectivity and many more incredible features.
Price & Launch date- The new Jetta Hybrid will hit the US market in November 2012 but the company has not made any announcement about its launch in the UK. The car is priced somewhere around $25k
All in all, it is a perfect blend of technical excellence and killer looks. It is smooth, sultry and every driver’s dream. Grab all new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sedan and give your driving skills, a thrust.