The VW Jetta Hybrid will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show. Great news!
While attending the Frankfurt auto show, we’ve learned that Volkswagen plans to debut the production-ready 2013 Jetta hybrid at the Detroit show in January ahead of its on-sale date later in the year. It will use a TSI engine as previously announced, but we’ve also confirmed that it will displace 1.4 liters and that it will only be turbocharged, and not turbo- and supercharged as the 1.4 is in non-hybrid applications, in the interest of keeping costs down. The battery pack will be of the lithium-ion variety, and the car will be positioned as a sporty, performance hybrid, although we were told to expect big-time fuel-economy numbers, too.