With U.S. sales having more than doubled since 2009, Volkswagen continues its march to sustainable growth with the brand’s most compelling lineup in its history and plans to add several exciting new products and innovations in the near future. Two significant enhancements to the VW lineup are being showcased by tuners at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. First, the all-new 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder EA888 TSI® engines have been introduced into the lineup.
Volkswagen of America is now launching one of the world’s most efficient automobiles on the market: the new Jetta Hybrid. It is powered by a high-tech turbo petrol engine (TSI with 110 kW / 150 PS) and a zero-emissions electric motor (20 kW) working in a fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly alliance. Power transmission is managed by one of the most advanced and efficient automatic gearboxes: the 7-speed DSG from Volkswagen. While this hybrid drive enables very impressive driving performance (0-60 mph in less than 9 seconds), the new Jetta Hybrid also produces an extremely low (combined) fuel economy value of 45 mpg*. This means that the sporty saloon consumes about 20 per cent less fuel than a comparably powered car with a conventional drive system.