Family Volkswagen Jetta – the best selling model of the German brand – added an important member with the Jetta Hybrid 2013, the first hybrid market with turbo charger and dual clutch, so that does not sacrifice agile handling and offers performance gasoline up to 45 miles per gallon, which hopes to compete in the growing segment of hybrids.
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From Mexico to the world
The Jetta Hybrid 2013, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico, is offered in versions with prices (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) ranging from $ 24.995 based team that includes technologies such as Bluetooth® and air conditioning with control in two areas, to $ 31.180, fully equipped.
This new model entering the market to compete against other hybrids like the Ford C-Max Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the segment leader, the Toyota Prius.
The soul of Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013 is a unique powertrain in the segment that combines a turbo charged engine four-cylinder 1.4-liter TSI® that generates 150 horsepower, mated to an electric motor that generates 27 additional horsepower for a total 177.
The engineers of Volkswagen achieved an innovative hybrid system that integrates a single unit that connects the electric motor and a double clutch that engages the gasoline engine for smooth operation without interference any driver and enough power to accelerate to the maximum in any situation thanks to its 188 pounds of torque per linear foot just 1,600 rpm.
The power of both engines is administered by the automatic dual-clutch transmission and seven changes DSG® DQ200, the most efficient ever produced by the engineering group Volkswagen, employing a design dry clutch instead of wet as seen in other models.
The engine of Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid train can operate in fully automatic mode (D) or manual and the Sport (S) mode for more aggressive driving with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds and top speed (electronically controlled according to US law) of 125 miles per hour, which does not prevent a yield of gasoline range up to 45 miles per gallon.
The engine of Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid train includes a mode-electric management that distinguishes it from other hybrid available in the US market, and that starts in electric mode and maintained using only the electric motor until it reaches 37 miles per hour.
When the 37 miles per hour ((44 MPH in E-Mode) are overcome and the battery charge is at its lowest level, the Jetta Hybrid uses the power of the engine turbocharged to provide all the necessary power and, once the driver reaches a cruising speed, the system generates more power than necessary process begins to recharge the battery.
Thanks to its refined powertrain, the new exhaust system, acoustic windshield and thicker glass in the front windows, the new Jetta Hybrid is the quietest car ever offered by Volkswagen in the compact sedan segment.
Design and technology
On the outside, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid maintains the modern and elegant style of the current line, though clearly with the VW emblem adorned with blue edges, emblems of the Hybrid line, wheels and unique front grille.
And inside, the most visible differences are in the instrument panel that includes a “Power Meter”, which indicates at all times the way it is operating the train engine, either in electric mode, with Motor Gasoline and recharge battery.
The security team Jetta Hybrid is the same installed in other models Jetta 2013 line, starting with a structure of reinforced steel, designed to enhance protection of the driver and passengers in all kinds of impacts in conjunction with front bags, side airbags, and curtain side curtain Protection ® style in both rows of seats.
In addition, it comes equipped with anti-lock (ABS), Electronic Pressure Distribution Brakes (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) and the Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System technology brakes ( ICRS), which detracts from the safe door, turn on emergency lights and shuts off the flow of fuel in certain types of impacts to improve passenger protection.
I buy it?
The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid will be available with special orders in the following versions
Jetta Hybrid SE; Based of $ 26.990 price, the Jetta Hybrid SE includes headlights with LED technology, access and engine start keyless entry, equipment Premium VIII audio with color touch screen, in addition to the Media-Device Interface with integral connection to iPod ® and SiriusXM® and digital instrument panel color satellite radio.
Jetta Hybrid SEL; Based price of $ 29.325, the Jetta Hybrid SEL adds aluminum wheels 16-inch, electronic sunroof, GPS navigation system RNS315, driver’s seat with electric controls and heating for the front seats.
Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium with base price of $ 31.180, the Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium, includes all equipment of the first two versions and adds headlights Bi-Xenon headlights with LED technology and Active Front-Lighting System (AFS), spinning the headlights in the direction the steering wheel for safety, plus aluminum wheels 17 inch camera support for reverse parking maneuvers and Fender Premium audio equipment.
The 2013 Jetta Hybrid is covered by the Volkswagen warranty of three years or 36,000 miles and the Carefree Maintenance Program Maintenance Program.
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