The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in production form, powered by a 150 PS/250 Nm 1.4 TSI and a 20 kW electric motor and driven through a seven-speed DSG. We’ve actually covered the specifics of this car quite extensively in an earlier post, but here are more pictures from the German carmaker, as well as details on trim and specs.
The hybrid’s show debut also serves as its North American launch. Four variants are available – base, SE, SEL and SEL Premium, priced between US$25k and 31k (RM76-94k), all excluding the US$795 destination charge. VW says there are no current plans to offer the Jetta Hybrid in Europe.
The base model gets a raft of features including all-round disc brakes, DRLs, automatic climate control and Bluetooth with auxiliary input. As you’d expect, more kit is piled on as you move up the trim range, culminating in the SEL Premium, which gets the full bells and whistles, including bi-xenon headlamps, 17-inch wheels (base car sits on 15s), navigation, keyless entry and start, rear-view camera and a Fender Premium Audio System with subwoofer. DRLs are LEDs, too.
Recently a modified Jetta Hybrid set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a two-run average of nearly 300 km/h. Suffice to say, the production car won’t be quite so well endowed when it hits Stateside dealerships at the end of the year.