Days after revealing the production version of the Jetta Hybrid in Los Angeles, Volkswagen announced that the company is now accepting orders from its market in Germany.
The 2013 Jetta Hybrid will hit VW showrooms in Germany by mid April next year with tag prices starting at $40,600. This is definitely pricier than the same car that will be marketed in the United States for $25,790. The sticker price includes destination charges but not tariffs.
The compact sedan from the Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer will be powered by a 147-horsepower gasoline engine with turbocharger. The traditional powerplant will work in tandem with a 20kW electric motor to complete the setup. The total output of the hybrid system will be a decent 168HP. The power of the engine will be sent to the front wheels by a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox.
According to the carmaker, the combined fuel mileage is equivalent to 4.1L for every 100 kilometers. This is equal to 68.9 mpg in the United Kingdom or 54.7 mpg in the United States. Carbon dioxide emission is pegged at 95 grams per kilometer.
The Jetta Hybrid will be offered in two trims in its home market: The Highline and the Comfortine.
The standard features of the vehicle include 15-inch alloy rims, radio with digital radio and CD, leather-trimmed steering wheel, parking assistant, and automatic climate system.