29 Nov '12, 10am

VW Jetta Hybrid hits US market: Volkswagen has launched a hybrid version of its Jetta compact family car in Nort...

VW Jetta Hybrid hits US market: Volkswagen has launched a hybrid version of its Jetta compact family car in Nort...

Volkswagen has launched a hybrid version of its Jetta compact family car in North America. The Jetta Hybrid has just gone on show at the Los Angeles Auto Show, however chances of it appearing in a showroom near you soon are tiny; the German manufacturer has no plans to sell outside North America. Fuel economy has been upped by 20 per cent on its closest petrol equivalent, boosting combined mpg to 45 (54mpg Imperial) with a 1.4-litre 150PS turbocharged petrol engine and seven-speed DSG gearbox enabling a 0-60mph time of under nine seconds and a 125mph max speed. Combining the power of the 150PS petrol unit and the 20kW electric motor delivers a peak power of 170PS. A 1.1kWh lithium-ion battery, located under the rear passenger seats, can deliver up to 1.3miles of electric motoring. The introduction of a hybrid system has only added 100kg to the overall weight (around 1,500 ...

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 28 Nov '12, 11am

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REVIEW: Audi A6 hybrid

REVIEW: Audi A6 hybrid

cheryl-tay.com 30 Nov '12, 12pm

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British-built family hatch battle heats up: The...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 29 Nov '12, 2pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 27 Nov '12, 12pm

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Honda develops new compact one-motor hybrid system

greencarcongress.com 24 Nov '12, 12am

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Hybrid Hi-Cross Concept Hints At Future Nissan SUV

Hybrid Hi-Cross Concept Hints At Future Nissan SUV

hybridcars.com 29 Nov '12, 6am

"Nissan established crossover design leadership from the introduction of the highly original Nissan Murano by exploring ne...