Volkswagen Is Goin’ to Kill Jetta Hybrid, Why?

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:40

Electric vehicles actually find ready market but if you feel like buying a brand-new Jetta Hybrid, you should better shift yourself. VW is going to drop Jetta Hybrid completely from the current lineup for 2017. According to the words of Mark Gillies, a spokesman for Volkswagen of America, the VoA’s company intends to discontinue the hybrid gas-electric model because of low gas prices rubbing off on bad sales of hybrids. So sad to know one of the best performance and driving-effective hybrids will be dropped out.

In fact, the Jetta Hybrid has never been known as a top-seller, you know this. Debuted at the 2012 Auto Show in Detroit, USA, as the production version, the 170-hp model featured a bedazzle EPA rating of 42 city \ 48 highway mpg combined due to a 1.4-litre turbo power unit mated to a 7-speed DST and a 20-kW electric motor. This combination is believed to be rather uncommon for a hybrid, though. The impact of the emission scandal can’t go unnoticed too in this regard.

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