Volkswagen has just announced pricing details for its 2013 Jetta Hybrid. With a combined 45 mpg fuel efficiency rating, a zero-to-60 time of under nine seconds, and a sticker price starting at a hair under $25,000, the attractive hybrid from VW can even cruise along in electric-only mode for slightly more than a mile, at speeds up to 44 mph.
Pricing for the Jetta was actually the last piece of the puzzle that fans were waiting for. When the sporty hybrid made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2012, it was an instant hit. The following video delivers a brief, but solidly informative review of the car, complete with interior, under hood, and exterior shots. With fashionable styling, a 7-speed transmission, and impressive fuel economy, the 2013 Jetta Hybrid should be yet another sales champ for VW.
The Jetta Hybrid features a total 170 horsepower, 1.4-liter engine coupled with an electric motor and a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission. Though the $25,000 price is for the entry-level hybrid, buyers can reach all the way up to SEL Premium for just over $31,000. At that point, the features are almost endlessly impressive, and include bi-xenon headlamps, fog lights, cornering lights, a Fender Premium audio system, rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, aluminum allow 17-inch wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires, and plenty of other goodies you would expect on the high end of the trim line.
Volkswagen will be counting on the new Jetta Hybrid to be a competitive player against what seems to be turning into a crowded field. Just a few years ago, the fact that a new car featured hybrid-drive was itself newsworthy. Not so in 2013.
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