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