Day 2 of the Detroit Motorshow was certainly more interesting than the first day, as alot of the world premieres that were held on the first day are now in the hall. Cars like this Volkswagen New Compact Coupe concept were only revealed in private halls on Day 1, so they could only move it to the main hall where everyone is on the second day.
So here we are, live photos of the new “Jetta Coupe” which most probably also previews what the 4-door new Jetta will look like. The coupe is gorgeous, though in real life I feel it would probably look nicer if the roofline were a little lower.
The Hybrid badging on the front grille refers to its combination of a 1.4-litre TSI engine with 148 bhp and 220 Nm and a 27 bhp electric motor VW calls E-motor. The motor is sandwiched between the TSI engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and everything goes to the front wheels. Interestingly, the car has a “coast mode” where only the motor powers the car during situations like low RPM highway cruising.
Enjoy the live photos after the jump.
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