Only days after Volkswagen premiered the final production version of its new Jetta Hybrid at the LA Auto Show, the Wolfsburg carmaker announced that it will begin to take advance orders for the sedan model in its home market of Germany.
The new Jetta Hybrid will arrive in VW's German showrooms from mid of April 2013 with prices starting at €31,300 (US$40,600), which is significantly more than what VW is asking for the same car in the States at €19,900 (US$25,790) including destination but not tax.
Powering VW's compact sedan is a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 147HP (150PS) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) to a 20kW (27HP/PS) electric motor, for a combined system output of 168hp (170PS). A standard 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox drives the front wheels.
Volkswagen quotes a combined fuel consumption value of 4.1 litres per 100 km (equal to 57.4mpg US / 68.9mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 95 g/km.
In Germany, the Jetta Hybrid is offered in the two equipment grades named Comfortline and Highline. Standard features include15-inch alloy wheels in hybrid-specific design, RCD 510 Radio-CD system with digital radio reception (DAB+), a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control and ParkPilot parking assistant.