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December 13, 2012
By Mario Cywinski

VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES TURBOCHARGED HYBRID
Volkswagen Canada is enlarging its Jetta model range with the addition of the first ever turbocharged hybrid electric drive system. Launched at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Jetta Hybrid will incorporate a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 150 horsepower and 184 foot/pounds of torque matched to a 27hp and 114 ft/lbs of torque electric motor mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). Combined, the Hybrid produces 170hp and 184 ft/lbs of torque.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
The Hybrid can be driven in electric-only mode at speeds up to 70 kilometres per hour, if more power is needed the start/stop system initiates the gasoline engine. The engine also recharges the lithium-ion battery pack, which is also charged through regenerative braking. The battery pack has 60 cells with a voltage of 220V.

The Hybrid has a distinct air-intake, rear decklid spoiler, a distinct dashboard with a hybrid-oriented setup including a ‘power meter’ that presents the level of driving efficiency. An ePower meter is included in the instrument cluster and provides additional information.

Jetta Hybrid will have a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 150 horsepower and 184 foot/pounds of torque matched to a 27hp and 114 ft/lbs of torque electric motor.
Jetta Hybrid will have a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 150 horsepower and 184 foot/pounds of torque matched to a 27hp and 114 ft/lbs of torque electric motor.
The front-wheel drive vehicle produces an estimated combined fuel economy of 4.4L/100km using a 45L fuel tank.

“The new Jetta turbocharged Hybrid proves that hybrids can be fun and frugal at the same time,” said Thomas Tetzlaff, Manager, Media Relations, Volkswagen Canada. “With a powerful gasoline/electric drive, the Jetta handles the road as well as it conserves fuel.”

Jetta Hybrid comes in three trims. Trendline, which has standard 15-inch alloy wheels, aerodynamic body kit, auxiliary input, Climatronic dual zone climate control, front/side and curtain air bags, ESC, heated front seats, washer nozzles, hill hold assist, leatherette seats and door inserts.

Jetta Hybrid offers a distinct dashboard with a hybrid-oriented setup including a ‘power meter’ that presents the level of driving efficiency. An ePower meter is included in the instrument cluster and provides additional information.
Jetta Hybrid offers a distinct dashboard with a hybrid-oriented setup including a ‘power meter’ that presents the level of driving efficiency. An ePower meter is included in the instrument cluster and provides additional information.
Comfortline model adds 16” wheels, eight-way partial power seats, Bluetooth, fog lights, keyless entry with start/stop button, media device interface with iPod connectivity, LED taillights, touchscreen radio with six speakers and energy flow display in radio, and satellite radio.

Highline adds 17” wheels, six-way full power driver seat, bi-xenon headlights with adaptive headlights, Fender audio system, leather seats, LED daytime running lights, power sunroof, rear view camera and touch-screen navigation system.


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