2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

January 16, 2012 Categorized under Volkswagen - No Comment

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is powered by a high-tech turbo charged gasoline engine mated to a zero emissions electric motor. While this hybrid union accelerates the car from 0-60 mph time of less than 9.0 seconds, the new VW Jetta Hybrid also delivers an estimated combined fuel economy figure of 45 mpg. In city traffic, the fuel economy advantage climbs to a little over 30 percent. In addition, the VW Jetta Hybrid can be driven in pure electric mode at speeds of up to 44 mph and for up to 1.2 miles depending on operating conditions.

For the first time in the U.S. market, Volkswagen is using its 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline powerplant, which weighs just 216 pounds. The downsized four-cylinder engine develops 150 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque delivered from just 1400 rpm up to 3500 rpm. Combined with the 20 kW (27 hp) electric motor, the system ensures that the new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is a genuinely sporty vehicle.

The new VW Jetta Hybrid also features a clutch that decouples the gasoline engine from the drivetrain when in pure electric drive or coasting modes. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy to the electric motor. The compact 220-volt, 1.1 kWh battery is integrated behind the rear bench seat and weighs less than 80 lb. The battery consists of 60 individual cells with a combined energy capacity of 5 Ah.

Power is taken to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch transmission that operates automatically and efficiently, as well as providing super-fast shifting. The weight of the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid was only increased by 221 lb despite the addition of a battery system. The car weighs in at less than 3310 lb, which is low for a hybrid vehicle.

When the battery of the VW Jetta Hybrid is sufficiently charged, the Jetta Hybrid can be driven over a distance of up to 1.2 miles in pure electric mode, with zero emissions. The Jetta Hybrid works as an electric vehicle up to 37 mph if the electric motor is engaged automatically or up to 44 mph if the driver presses the E-mode button to the right of the shift lever. About a third of the potential fuel savings in the Jetta Hybrid comes through electric driving.

Visually the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is distinguished by aerodynamic modifications that include a new front airdam, a rear diffuser, and an integrated rear spoiler. As a result, the Hybrid’s Cd is 10 percent lower than that of the stock Jetta. In addition, the Jetta Hybrid is equipped with special 15-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires optimized for low rolling resistance. Other distinguishing features include a special radiator grille where the VW logo is integrated on a blue background for the first time. The new model is also identified by Hybrid signatures on the grille, front fenders, and rear deck.

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid will go on sale in the North American market at the end of 2012.

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