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    Thread: NAIAS 2012 - Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    1. 01-21-2012 11:08 PM #26
      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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      01-23-2012 12:34 PM #27
      Knowing V-tex...someone will attempt to swap in a TDI for diesel hybrid and be done by the end of the first year in production...just to say "this is what we really want in USA".
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      01-23-2012 12:39 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisSince1987 View Post
      all i ever here from the instructors at vw's own training facilities (because its a commonly asked question) is why dont they make a tdi hybrid, and their answers are always the same. it would just be too expensive. A base model Jetta TDI starts at 22,700 and only goes up from there. I could only imagine what a hybrid diesel would cost. And lets not forget, the customer would have to pay to maintain this car, and as someone that works in the service department, i can tell you, diesel parts are not cheap
      Assuming a standard TDI model is $1k to $2k more than it's equivalent gasser...then the Hybrid TDI should only be $1k - $2k more? Elementary math Watson. But if they're going to blow it out of the price range, might as well make it 4Motion TDI Hybrid with bumper-2-bumper warranty for 4yrs.
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    4. 01-30-2012 09:47 PM #29
      Woe, very nice das auto.

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      02-01-2012 07:19 PM #30
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