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      01-09-2012 01:49 PM #1
      Volkswagen is presenting one of the world's most efficient automobiles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the Jetta Hybrid...

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      01-09-2012 01:57 PM #2
      Look, HID's so everyone can finally stop complaining!

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      01-09-2012 02:11 PM #3
      Why not put in a small TDI inline with the electric motor. I know VW can get more than 45MPG out of a diesel. Then back that with an electric motor should be getting more like 60, maybe Unless starting and stopping in the city commute is bad for a diesel?
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      01-09-2012 02:53 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by salteatervw View Post
      Why not put in a small TDI inline with the electric motor. I know VW can get more than 45MPG out of a diesel. Then back that with an electric motor should be getting more like 60, maybe Unless starting and stopping in the city commute is bad for a diesel?
      QFT I was really hoping for a hybrid tdi. Makes me wonder if they are going to ditch the tdi line.
      I tell them to tackle the concrete at walking speeds and re-think their position.

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      01-09-2012 09:35 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by salteatervw View Post
      Why not put in a small TDI inline with the electric motor. I know VW can get more than 45MPG out of a diesel. Then back that with an electric motor should be getting more like 60, maybe Unless starting and stopping in the city commute is bad for a diesel?
      The 1.6 TDI is pratically the same size and weight as a 2.0 TDI which is a heavy motor. The 1.4 TSI is going to be a sure winner with that 7-Speed DSG.
      If this comes to North America sign me up for one. I have wanted a 1.4 TSI powered VW for a LONG time.

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      01-10-2012 05:10 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Issam Abed View Post
      The 1.6 TDI is pratically the same size and weight as a 2.0 TDI which is a heavy motor. The 1.4 TSI is going to be a sure winner with that 7-Speed DSG.
      If this comes to North America sign me up for one. I have wanted a 1.4 TSI powered VW for a LONG time.
      Yeah, the 1.6TDI would not be much cheaper than the 2.0TDI, but underpowered for the car. Add to the higher cost (than the 1.4TSI) ~$2,000 in emissions equipment, VW would have ended up with a really slow and expensive car.

      VW needs to place this under $25,000 starting price to be competitive.

    7. 01-10-2012 09:58 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by salteatervw View Post
      Unless starting and stopping in the city commute is bad for a diesel?
      You're on the right track. Diesel + electric efficiences overlap far more than gas + electric, so if one plans on a wide range of loads/speeds/etc., then gas/electric is best. If, however, loads & speeds are somewhat constrained, then diesel + electric comes into play. It's a matter of matching one's market.

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      01-10-2012 11:47 AM #8
      has anyone ever stopped to think of what a diesel hybrid would cost? the price alone would drive people away

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      01-10-2012 09:21 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisSince1987 View Post
      has anyone ever stopped to think of what a diesel hybrid would cost? the price alone would drive people away

    10. 01-09-2012 02:26 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Veedubya View Post
      Look, HID's so everyone can finally stop complaining!
      hmm well if we didn't complain, who says they would have listened? should have had a diesel in there for MOAR mpgs
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      01-09-2012 04:52 PM #11
      They didn't put a diesel in because the US market is just plain anti-diesel. Yes, there are plenty of people in the US that are aware, but the majority are not. Even the thought of a VW turns them off because they only think of the Beetle, and VW is not a premium brand like it is in the rest of the world, and VW does nothing to dispel that notion, either. When I say to my friends I can and have gotten nearly 55 mpg with my tdi, thay are amazed, but won't even concider one for themselves. They have been fooled into thinking that electric or hybrid gas electric is the only way, or they just don't care. When I see someone driving a 7000 lb SUV for a 80 mile round trip commute, that tells me something. Besides, gas/electric is the new black...
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      01-09-2012 05:42 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by groupracer View Post
      They didn't put a diesel in because the US market is just plain anti-diesel. Yes, there are plenty of people in the US that are aware, but the majority are not. Even the thought of a VW turns them off because they only think of the Beetle, and VW is not a premium brand like it is in the rest of the world, and VW does nothing to dispel that notion, either. When I say to my friends I can and have gotten nearly 55 mpg with my tdi, thay are amazed, but won't even concider one for themselves. They have been fooled into thinking that electric or hybrid gas electric is the only way, or they just don't care. When I see someone driving a 7000 lb SUV for a 80 mile round trip commute, that tells me something. Besides, gas/electric is the new black...
      Well considering VW is getting close to being the number one selling brand in the states, maybe they should start plugging it. I had really hoped to get another VW at some point, but I just can't afford them anymore. I'm sure this hybrid is going to be in the $30K range and that's just more than I can pay. I can remember getting my 2000 TDI Jetta for a hair under $15K new and it got better mileage than this. I think if they put out a car that got 60-70mpg, people may be willing to overlook the green gas pumps, but I could be wrong. I'm sure they will be a success, just nothing I can get excited about.

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      01-09-2012 06:43 PM #13
      be nice to swap that motor into a mk1/2
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      01-19-2012 05:06 PM #14
      My dealer can't keep a diesel on the lot.
      The demand is there, but Germany won't listen to VOA.
      Took my friend to look for a car: he had an '11 Audi A7, loaded. Had him test drive the stick Golf TDI, made the deal right then.

    15. 01-21-2012 11:08 PM #15
      I agree. US sales of diesels were way up and sales of hybrids were way down. Nobody wants a "sport hybrid" that is slower to 60 than a TDI and gets worse gas mileage too. Nobody wants a Prius with zero "driver's car" appeal.
      What I don't get is the Jetta TDI already gets those kind of MPG figures and it is a time tested powertrain. I bet a hybrid TDI could get into the 60's or maybe even 70's for mpg. Too bad they would cost an arm and a leg. Of course, this is coming from someone who think there should only be two types of Golf: The GTI and the TDI. There's really no point to the 2.5. It isn't efficient or fast (kind of like the CR-Z but even worse). Then maybe the diesels wouldn't cost so much either

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      01-09-2012 07:33 PM #16
      Sweet! We get something more cutting edge than the routine offerings. PLUS as noted, HIDS are now available for the mkVI Jetta, never want to ASSume anything with VWOA but maybe even as an option or standard on upper-end GLI ( 2013 version ). Thanks, VW!!!

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      01-09-2012 08:39 PM #17
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