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.