TMCNet:  Volkswagen Claims Best Highway Fuel Efficiency, With Seven Models That Achieve More Than 40 MPG

[December 04, 2012]

Volkswagen Claims Best Highway Fuel Efficiency, With Seven Models That Achieve More Than 40 MPG

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- With EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg on the highway, 42 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 45 mpg, the Jetta Hybrid becomes the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup and the seventh model capable of more than 40 mpg on the highway. With sales of the Jetta Hybrid beginning later this month, Volkswagen will offer more products that achieve this benchmark fuel economy figure than any other automotive manufacturer in the United States.


The other models to achieve more than 40 mpg are in the TDI® Clean Diesel family: Beetle TDI (manual); Beetle Convertible TDI (manual); Golf TDI (manual and automatic); Jetta TDI (manual and automatic); Jetta SportWagen TDI (manual); and Passat TDI (manual and automatic).

The Jetta Hybrid is Volkswagen's second hybrid vehicle to go on sale in the U.S. and its first in the compact hybrid sedan segment. It uses a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter, turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® engine that is mated to an electric motor and a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission, a unique powertrain in the class. The combined rating of the powertrain is 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

The Jetta Hybrid goes on sale at the end of 2012, priced from $24,995. The entry-level Hybrid S has standard 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bluetooth® technology, Climatronic® temperature control, a six-speaker sound system, and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The SE model, starting at $26,990, adds LED taillights, MDI interface with iPod® cable, the Premium VIII touchscreen radio with SD memory card reader, and keyless access with push-button start.

The Hybrid SEL costs $29,325 and adds 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; a power tilt-and-slide sunroof; the RNS 315 touchscreen radio and navigation system; heatable seats; and a six-way power driver's seat. The topline Hybrid SEL Premium costs $31,180. This comes standard with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs and the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), front foglights with cornering lights, the Fender® Premium Audio System, and a rearview camera.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Notes: This press release and images of the Jetta Hybrid are available at media.vw.com.

"Climatronic", "DSG", "RNS", "TDI", "TSI", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. "Bluetooth" is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. "Fender" is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. "iPod" is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.

Prices are the MSRP and exclude taxes, title, transportation, options and dealer charges.

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