2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid arriving next April

The German carmaker VW has announced that the 2013 version of the Jetta Hybrid will be reaching showrooms in local market starting from mid-April next year. The car was showcased at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show. The pricing will begin from 31,300 EUR (about $40,600) which is considerably more in comparison with the price of the U.S.-spec model which starts from only 19,900 EUR ($25,790), including the destination fee but not tax. In local market it will be sold with a choice of two trim levels known as Comfortline and Highline. It will be available exclusively with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission sending the power to the front wheels

Speaking of power, motivation will come from the 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of generating 147 HP (150 PS) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque, combined with an electric motor that produces an additional 27 HP (20  kW). This results in a combined output of 168 hp (170 PS).

Standard equipment for the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid includes a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, ParkPilot parking assistant, automatic climate control, RCD 510 Radio-CD system with DAB+ (digital radio reception). The vehicle will ride on 15-inch alloy wheels that have an exclusive design for this hybrid variant.

Source: Volkswagen

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