Volkswagen has finally revealed the latest pricing information of the 2013 Jetta Hybrid and the announcement came as one of the German car maker’s strategies in promoting the latest hybrid vehicle that they would be selling in the US and in the other parts of the globe.
Based on the pricing details provided by the company, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid will be sold at starting price of $25,790 including the destination charge of $795. Given this starting price, it is quite clear that the hybrid version of the Jetta is $8,320 more expensive compared to the base and non-hybrid version which is sold at the price of $17,470 including the same destination charge.
Although the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is very expensive compared to the base non-hybrid model, the price of the former is very low when compared to the cost of purchasing the top-of-line hybrid model which is the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium which is sold at a price of $31,975 including the destination charge of $795. This figure reflects a price difference of $6185.
Given its current starting price, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is more expensive compared to one of its closest competitor which is the Honda Civic Hybrid. The price of the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid currently starts at $24,990 including the shipping charge of $790 and this is cheaper than the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid by $800.
The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale on the later parts of this year. This is powered by a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and a specially designed electric motor that provides a combined maximum power output of up to 170 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and expected to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 9.0 seconds.
Based on Volkswagen’s claims, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is capable of running in electric mode at a maximum speed of 44 miles per hour and cover the distance of up to 1.2 miles depending on the existing road conditions.
The latest version of the Jetta Hybrid will be introduced into the market with a number of standard features such as the heated and power exterior mirrors, daytime running lights, 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, all-season tires, rear spoiler, a uniquely-designed grille, and rear diffuser. The vehicle is also equipped with 60/40-split folding rear seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 6-speaker audio system.