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2013 Volkswagen Jetta news, pictures, and information
2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA: BRAND'S MOST POPULAR MODEL RECEIVES EXTENSIVE UPDATESFuel efficient Hybrid joins the Jetta line-up; estimated to achieve 45 mpg combined fuel economy
• Launch control now standard on GLI models equipped wîth the DSG® transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
• All trims from SE and above now feature exterior chrome trim enhancements and new leather-trimmed interior elements.
• Available wîth five powertrains, ranging from frugal to sporty.
Herndon, VA, - Following record sales in 2011—the sixth-generation Jetta's first full year on sale in the Ú.S.—the best-selling model in Volkswagen's line-up receives a number of technology and interior comfort updates for the 2013 model year. Suffice to say, the only German engineered compact sedan just got better.
New features and packages for 2013
Starting wîth the popular 2.5-liter engine models, standard updates to the SE trim include chrome-trimmed interior switches, new decorative metallic trim on the dash and door panels, and a leather-wrapped §teering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. Additional interior enhancements for front-seat occupants include an adjustable center armrest and power-recline on both seats. Exterior enhancements include a chrome radiator grille and chrome window trim.
The SEL trim adds a six-way power driver seat wîth manual lumbar support, sport-comfort driver and front passenger seats, and a soft-touch dash. A two-tone black-and-beige interior complements the changes for 2013.
A new trim, SEL wîth Navigation, adds the acclaimed Fender® Premium Audio System and the RNS-315 touchscreen navigation system to the very well-equipped SEL.
Yet even the entry-level Jetta models come extremely well-equipped. The 2.0L Jetta S, wîth a starting MSRP of $16,675, has standard air conditioning, one-touch auto up/down power windows, power locks wîth keyless entry, and power heated exterior mirrors, along wîth a host of safety features such as Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, and Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response System.
Similar to the 2.5-liter gasoline trims, all TDI Clean Diesel models receive interior and exterior enhancements. All models now include power-recline driver and front passenger seats in addition to a leather-wrapped §teering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. A new iridium trim enhances the dash and door panels. The exterior now features a chrome radiator grille along wîth chrome window trim. Later in the model year, all TDI models will receive a soft-touch dash.
The top-of-the-line TDI Premium wîth Navigation trim includes a six-way power driver seat and a new 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel that differentiates it from the 16-inch standard wheel of other TDI models.
The performance-driven Jetta GLI model now features Launch Control. All Jetta GLI models equipped wîth the DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission include a Launch Control program that can be engaged by the driver when the vehicle is at a stop, allowing for a perfect launch wîth controlled wheelspin. Technology updates to the sporty GLI Autobahn wîth Navigation trim include a rearview camera and Bi-Xenon headlights wîth LED DRLs.
Volkswagen's first hybrid compact, the Jetta Hybrid, launches in the late fall. It will offer a manufacturer-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 45 mpg. Further detail on trims and pricing will be announced at the launch.
Marketing experts call it 'class-up appeal'. It's the offering of more, for less. Which is why, when Volkswagen completely redesigned the Jetta for the 2011 model year, it crafted a bigger car, wîth a longer wheelbase and 2.9 inches added to the overall length.
The increased dimensions allowed designers to incorporate clear, precise lines and muscular surfaces to impart a timeless elegance, giving the impression that this is a car from a higher class.
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 115 hp
Torque: 125 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.5 L., 5-cylinder
Power: 170 hp
Torque: 177 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 236 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
To break-up the tall body sides of the new Jetta, Volkswagen brand head of design Klaus Bischoff and his team created a pronounced character line—a 'tornado' line. This cuts through the large side surfaces, running as a sharp crease from the rearmost edge of the headlight, beneath the windows, softening-out as it reaches the rear lights.
To give visual weight to the lower part of the Jetta and impart a sense of the car being 'planted' to the road, the base of the doors is eased outwards. The pronounced wheelarches also add visual width and weight to the car.
The GLI features a more dynamic look than the regular Jetta, courtesy of its honeycomb grille, a deeper front spoiler, and GTI-style vertical foglights and red-painted brake calipers. At the rear, there are smoked taillights and dual exhaust tips. Adding to the sporting exterior styling for 2013 are available LED daytime running lights paired wîth Bi-Xenon headlights.
The Jetta GLI offers striking 10-spoke 17-inch alloys as the standard wheel, wîth a wide-spoke 18-inch design for the GLI Autobahn model. A stunning 18-inch Motorsport Black rim is available as an option on all GLI models.
A key benefit of the Jetta's extended wheelbase—it stretches an incredible 104.4 inches—is a truly spacious interior, wîth impressive rear-seat legroom of 38.1 inches. Long legs can rejoice. The gently arcing roofline also means more than ample headroom of 37.1 inches for rear-seat passengers.
And stretch-out legroom in the back isn't achieved by a cramped front seat either. Being tailored primarily for an American audience—the Ú.S. is the Jetta's biggest market globally—there is no shortage of legroom and headroom up front.
Just open any of the Jetta's wide-angled doors and the quality of materials, the fit and finish, and the clean, simple, refined elegance of the cabin is clearly visible. And in true German tradition, the layout of the fascia, the positioning of the switches and controls, and the clarity of the oversized, round instruments is designed to be ergonomic and intuitive.
Trunk space also borders on the cavernous. The Jetta offers a class-leading 15.5 cubic feet of usable load space, and can be increased significantly by folding forward the 60/40-split rear seatback. The rear seatback is also offered wîth a pass-through to accommodate longer items, like skis.
On the Jetta GLI, the interior stays true to its performance roots. Side-bolstered sport bucket seats feature bright-red stitching; there's matching red stitching on the flat-bottom §teering wheel; and aluminum pedals, shift knob, dash and door trim. For the first time, a rearview camera will also be available.
Fender® Premium Audio
After more than a year of critical acclaim, the iconic partnership between Volkswagen and Fender continues. The remarkable Fender Premium Audio System will be available throughout the 2013 Jetta lineup.
Developed through collaboration between Fender and Panasonic, the system cranks out 400 watts of power played through nine speakers, including a trunk-mounted subwoofer, to bring the raw emotion of a live music performance to the driving experience.
And the same cool, chromed Fender logo that has graced the guitar 'amps' of some of the world's greatest rock legends is featured on the A-pillar tweeters on the Jetta's Fender sound system.
Fender Premium Audio comes standard wîth the 2012 Jetta SEL w/ Navigation, the TDI® Clean Diesel models wîth Premium and Premium and Navigation, GLI Autobahn, and GLI Autobahn wîth Navigation models.
Engines and Transmission
The 2013 Jetta line-up will feature an unprecedented five engine options, including the gasoline 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder, 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder, and 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel.
The 2.0-liter four that powers the Jetta S and Jetta S wîth Sunroof models features two valves per cylinder and sequential multi-point fuel injection to deliver 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. It's offered wîth a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) With the five-speed, the EPA fuel economy is estimated at 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
Volkswagen's proven 2.5L is offered in the 2013 Jetta SE, SE wîth Convenience, SE wîth Convenience and Sunroof, and SEL models. It features chain-driven double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and maintenance-free hydraulic valves. It makes 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque and is available wîth a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic. With the manual gearbox, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
Powering the Jetta GLI models—the GLI, GLI Autobahn, and GLI Autobahn wîth Navigation—is Volkswagen's award-winning double-overhead cam, 16-valve, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. While it gives the GLI exhilarating performance, it is also highly efficient wîth its EPA-estimated economy of 24 mpg city and 32 mpg on the highway when equipped wîth Volkswagen's fast-shifting DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
A favorite engine choice among Jetta buyers is the highly efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine that produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. With either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the DSG automatic, the Jetta TDI can, according to EPA estimates, average 30 mpg in the city and an impressive 42 mpg on the highway. That enables the Jetta TDI to cover up to 609 miles on a single tank.
All Jetta models are fitted wîth a strut-type front suspension wîth coil springs, telescopic dampers and an anti-roll bar. At the rear, wîth the exception of the dynamic new Jetta GLI, there is a torsion beam wîth coil springs, telescopic dampers, and an anti-roll bar. With this torsion beam layout, two trailing arms are linked by means of a stiff crossmember. The advantages of the layout include excellent directional stability when cornering, a smooth ride, and a compact, space-saving design.
The sportier GLI, which rides 0.6 inches lower than other Jetta models, gets a sophisticated multilink independent rear suspension that features three transverse and one longitudinal link per wheel. This enables the longitudinal and transverse dynamics to be precisely configured almost independently of each other. The result is a more agile, responsive and precise handling. The GLI also features, as standard, the impressive XDS® Cross Differential System.
Safety and Security
Safety in the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta starts wîth an extraordinarily stiff and rigid bodyshell constructed using seamless laser welding and high-strength steel in key areas. The front of the car is also crash-optimized, featuring impact-absorbing elements integrated into the front structure which compress under impact.
Also standard on all Jetta models are driver and front passenger front and side thorax airbags and Side Curtain Protection® airbags front and rear. There is also a standard suite of advanced electronic safety aids, like Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA).
Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) reacts instantly in an accident when the airbags are deployed. It unlocks the doors, turns off the fuel pump, and even activates the car's hazard lights.
And as wîth all Volkswagen models, the 2012 Jetta is covered under the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. All scheduled maintenance is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty—three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
With a highly-attractive starting MSRP of $16,675, the 2.0L S provides entry into the Jetta family. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, wîth a six-speed automatic optional. Key standard features include four-wheel disc brakes; power windows wîth one-touch up/down on all four windows; air conditioning; RCD 310 radio wîth CD player; aux-in connection; power locks wîth remote keyless entry; power and heated exterior mirrors; six-way adjustable front seats; 60/40-split rear seat; and a tilt and telescopic §teering wheel.
2.0L S wîth Sunroof
Priced from $17,825 wîth a five-speed manual transmission, this model adds a power tilt and sliding sunroof and cruise control.
Priced from $18,995, the SE adds the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine; chrome radiator grille and window trim; body-color exterior mirrors wîth turn signal indicator;16-inch steel wheels; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; front center console wîth adjustable armrest and storage box; chrome interior accents; and rear center armrest wîth pass-through.
2.5L SE wîth Convenience
Priced from $20,310, standard features include 16-inch Sedona aluminum-alloy wheels; heated front seats; leather-wrapped multifunction §teering wheel; Bluetooth®; MDI wîth iPod® cable; and a six-speaker sound system.
2.5L SE wîth Convenience and Sunroof
Priced from $21,650, additional equipment includes power tilt and sliding glass sunroof and the Premium VIII touchscreen radio wîth SD memory card reader.
Priced from $22,895, the SEL includes standard 17-inch 'Joda' aluminum-alloy wheels, foglights, keyless access wîth push-button start; trip computer; six-way power driver seat, and driver lumbar adjustment.
2.5L SEL wîth Navigation
Priced from $24,150, the SEL wîth Navigation model adds the Fender® premium audio wîth subwoofer and the RNS 315 touchscreen navigation system wîth SD memory card reader.
2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel
With a starting MSRP of $22,990, standard features includes the 2.0L TDI engine; chrome front grille and window trim; trip computer; and 16-inch 'Mambo' aluminum-alloy wheels.
2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel wîth Premium
Priced from $24,430, it adds power tilt and sliding sunroof and the Premium VIII touchscreen radio wîth Fender® premium audio.
2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel wîth Premium and Navigation
Priced from $25,890, it adds driver seat manual lumbar, RNS 315 touchscreen navigation wîth SD memory card reader, and keyless access wîth push-button start.
With a starting price of $23,945, standard features include: 2.0-liter, 200 hp TSI engine; 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth 225/45 R17H all-season tires; sport bumpers and side skirts; red painted brake calipers; hill-hold control; front foglights; darkened taillights; chrome window trim; leather-wrapped multifunction §teering wheel, brake handle and shift knob; §teering-wheel-mounted shift paddles (DSG only); compass; sport pedals and shift knob; red interior stitching; cloth front comfort sport seats wîth manual lumbar for driver seat; 60/40 split folding rear seats wîth center armrest and pass-through; aux input; Bluetooth®; cruise control; MDI wîth iPod® cable; Premium VIII touchscreen radio wîth six speakers; trip computer; one-touch up/down power windows.
2.0T GLI Autobahn
Priced from $26,195, the Autobahn adds 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth 225/40 R18H all-season tires; power tilt/sliding sunroof; V-Tex leatherette; six-way power driver seat; heated front sport seats; heated washer nozzles; cooling glovebox; Climatronic® automatic A/C; and the Fender® premium sound system wîth subwoofer.
2.0T GLI Autobahn wîth Navigation
Priced from $28,200, it adds Bi-Xenon headlights wîth LED daytime running lights; RNS 315 navigation system; rearview camera; and keyless access wîth push-button start.
GLI COMPETITIVE SET
Honda Civic Si
MINI Cooper S
Subaru Impreza WRX,Source - Volkswagen
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES 2013 JETTA HYBRID PRICINGThe latest member of the Jetta family offers competitive pricing, excellent fuel economy, and the fun-to-drive nature expected of a Volkswagen
•Jetta Hybrid starts at $24,995*, wîth SE priced from $26,990
•Most fuel-efficient Jetta in the lineup wîth manufacturer estimated combined fuel economy of 45 mpg**
•World's first hybrid to use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
•Fastest compact hybrid in its class wîth an estimated 0-60 mph of less than 9.0 seconds
•Drives as a full EV at speeds of up to 44 mph
•Premium features include LED taillights and Daytime Running Lights, plus Bi-Xenon headlights
•Jetta range now extended to five different powertrains, providing a German-engineered compact sedan for everyone
Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2013 Jetta Hybrid, expected to be the most fuel-efficient Jetta in the lineup. Powered by an all-new, high-tech, 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® engine mated to a zero-emissions electric motor, the Jetta Hybrid has a combined output of 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The innovative powertrain also features a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The Jetta Hybrid can be driven in pure electric mode at speeds of up to 44 mph and for a distance of up to 1.2 miles, depending on operating conditions. With a manufacturer estimated combined fuel economy of 45 miles per gallon** and a 0-60 mph time of less than 9.0 seconds, this newest addition to the Jetta family demonstrates that being fuel-efficient doesn't have to come at the cost of performance or fun. The Jetta Hybrid will be available starting at $24,995* and will go on sale in the last quarter of 2012.
The 2013 Jetta Hybrid model range:
Hybrid (available by order only)
The Hybrid trim has an MSRP of $24,995. Standard equipment includes a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine; 27-hp electric motor; seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission; front and rear disc brakes; Daytime Running Lights; power and heated exterior mirrors;15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth all-season tires; rear spoiler and rear diffuser; unique grille; hybrid badging on front, sides and rear; power windows wîth one-touch up/down; hybrid interior accents; six-way manually adjustable front seats; Climatronic® automatic climate-control; Bluetooth ® technology; auxiliary input jack; trip computer; RCD 310 radio wîth CD player and six speakers; leather-wrapped multifunction §teering wheel; 60/40 folding rear seat; tilt/telescoping §teering wheel column; temperature display; and front, side and Side Curtain Protection® airbags.
The 2013 Jetta Hybrid SE starts at $26,990. In addition to all of the equipment offered on the Hybrid trim, it adds: LED taillights; power recline front seats; Media-Device Interface (MDI) and iPod® cable; Premium VIII touchscreen radio wîth color energy flow display in center console; SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; and keyless access wîth push-button start.
The Hybrid SEL has an MSRP of $29,325 and features 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth all-season tires; a power tilt and slide sunroof; RNS 315 radio and navigation; heated front washer nozzles; heated front seats; and a six-way power driver's seat.
Hybrid SEL Premium
The Hybrid SEL Premium retails for $31,180. Compared to the Hybrid wîth Navigation, it adds Bi-Xenon headlights wîth LED Daytime Running Lights and the Active Front-Lighting System (AFS); foglights wîth cornering light; 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth all-season tires; the Fender® Premium Audio System wîth subwoofer; and a rearview camera.
All prices exclude destination charges of $795 per vehicle.
*Available by order only
**Manufacturer estimate of fuel economy only; EPA results may vary
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA HYBRID SETS PRODUCTION CAR LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE WORLD FINALS• Turbocharged Jetta Hybrid sets SCTA H/PS production car record, averaging 186.313 mph over two runs—on 1.4 liters!
• Car sets another fastest hybrid time, passing 300 km/h wîth a run at 187.147 mph
Bonneville Salt Flats, Útah - After becoming the world's fastest hybrid at Bonneville in August, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid LSR returned to the Salt Flats on October 5th to break the Southern California Timing Association's (SCTA) H/PS land speed record. The class is for production cars wîth engines of less than 1.5 liters that use forced induction.
Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago averaged 186.313 mph over two runs during the SCTA's World Finals event, eclipsing the previous record by 18.8 mph. In the course of making his second run, Lago averaged 187.147 mph for the last mile, beating the magical 300 km/h mark. This is also the fastest run recorded by a hybrid, beating the185.394 mph set by the same car back in August.
'We're very proud that the Jetta Hybrid has not only posted the fastest speed for a hybrid at Bonneville, but that it has gone out and broken an SCTA land speed record as well,' said Jonathan Browning, CEO and President, Volkswagen Group of America. 'Achieving this record at Bonneville shows that the all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid is a distinctly different offering in the compact hybrid class, offering excellent fuel economy while retaining the fun-to-drive nature expected from a Volkswagen.'
Lago drove a Jetta Hybrid specially modified to run in the SCTA's H/PS class. The all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid marries a 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine wîth a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission and an electric motor. The combined output of the engine and electric motor is 170 horsepower, along wîth 184 pound-feet of torque.
Because the Jetta Hybrid runs in a production-car class, modifications are strictly controlled by the SCTA. The suspension was lowered, special Salt Flat wheels and tires fitted, and the interior was stripped and outfitted wîth full safety equipment, such as a rollcage, racing seat and harness, and a full fire suppression system. The powertrain is the area wîth the most freedom under the rules and was modified by Volkswagen R&D in Wolfsburg, Germany, in order to make the kind of horsepower needed to run at such high speeds at Bonneville—in this case, somewhere around 300 hp.
Project integration and other modifications to enable the car to run safely on the salt were handled by A-Salt Racing and Advanced Product Engineering, based in Camarillo, California. The implementation and final calibration of the drivetrain in the car was supported by the engineers from the Volkswagen Test Center California in Oxnard, CA.
'We are really proud that our new Jetta Hybrid has taken the land speed record for its class,' said Marc Trahan, Executive Vice President, Group Quality. 'This was a fascinating project for our engineering team in Wolfsburg, who had to integrate the complex hybrid elements and generate a lot of additional power in a very short period of time in order to take the record. The Jetta Hybrid LSR project shows both the sporty nature of our hybrid offering and the technical excellence of our engineers in Wolfsburg and the Test Center California.'
Volkswagen chose to partner wîth Motor Trend because it is one of the premier automotive enthusiast outlets in the world, wîth 1.1 million subscribers to the magazine, 5.5 million unique visitors to motortrend.com per month, and an increasingly popular YouTube channel that has 405,000 subscribers. Carlos Lago, who drove the Jetta, said: 'It was an honor to drive the car on the Salt—and also pretty exciting. Driving in a straight line may look easy, but it's a real art to get the power down on the salt and you had better be paying attention to crosswinds, as they can really blow the car off course. Now I have the bug, I really want to become a member of the exclusive 200-mph club at Bonneville. Maybe next year?'Source - Volkswagen
Production version in Los Angeles: New Jetta Hybrid - high-tech saloon sets high standards at 45 mpg• Drive system alliance of silent E-motor and dynamic turbocharged engine
• New Jetta Hybrid from Volkswagen drives in pure electric mode at push of a button
Wolfsburg / Los Angeles, 28 November 2012 - 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 wîth 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 wîth a conventional drive system.
At the press of a button, the driver can also choose to drive the new Jetta Hybrid in pure electric mode, and therefore wîth zero emissions, at speeds of up to 44 mph and over a distance of 1.3 miles (depending on terrain and operating conditions).
Extremely quiet. After the Touareg Hybrid, the Jetta Hybrid is now the second model from Europe's most successful carmaker to have a drive module under the bonnet containing a petrol engine and an electric motor that are paired to attain the lowest possible fuel consumption values and excellent performance in all areas. Consider its comfort: in combination, the refined TSI, a newly designed exhaust system, use of an acoustic windshield, thicker side windows in front and various other measures have resulted in the quietest car Volkswagen has ever offered in this class.
TSI is one of the world's most advanced turbo petrol engines
Pure efficiency. For the first time in America, Volkswagen is using a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine in the Jetta Hybrid. The TSI engines from Volkswagen have won various awards, including one of the world's most prestigious in this field: the Engine of the Year Award for 2011.
Practice proven on the German Autobahn. The downsized four-cylinder wîth a displacement of exactly 1,395 cc millions of units of this engine have already sold in Europe develops a torque of 250 Nm at just over the idling speed (from 1,400 rpm) and is extremely durable even at German Autobahn speeds. The maximum power of this TSI even surpasses that of the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine in the conventionally powered Jetta. The highlight is that the remarkably quiet TSI can maintain this constant high maximum torque up to 3,500 rpm. Together wîth the electric motor, the drive system exhibits performance characteristics that make the new Jetta Hybrid a sporty cruiser. Incidentally, the TSI is a lightweight unit weighing 98 kg.
TSI, decoupling clutch and E-motor form the hybrid moduleHigh-tech alliance. The TSI, the electric motor and a decoupling clutch form the hybrid module. This is integrated between the two drives and fully disengages the petrol engine from the drivetrain when in pure electric driving mode or 'sailing' mode (coasting / braking).
State-of-the-art battery technology. A lithiumion battery supplies the energy for driving the electric motor. The compact battery system is integrated behind the rear bench seat. The results: no compromises whatsoever in interior space. The battery is constructed of 60 individual cells, each wîth an energy capacity of 5 Ah; altogether, they produce a nominal voltage of 220 Volt and an energy capacity of 1.1 kWh. Weight: 35.8 kg. The frequent alternation of discharging and charging cycles in hybrid operation requires high-performance battery cooling, which in this case is handled by a fan mounted directly on the energy storage device. The battery also has its own management system that performs safety, diagnostic and monitoring functions as well as temperature management. Need-based control of the fan (as a function of such factors as outside temperature and momentary power demand) ensures that the battery continually operates within an optimal temperature window. Special protection systems also electrically disconnect the battery when not in use or in case of a crash.
Fast dual-clutch gearbox. Power transfer to the driven front axle is managed by a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) that operates quickly and efficiently; it was developed in Germany and has already revolutionised the market for automatic gearboxes. The combination of a hybrid drive and DSG is unique here, because it merges driving fun wîth sustainability. The proven 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sets the benchmark in this torque class - wîth torques of up to 250 newton meters based on its low weight of 74 kg and very compact construction. Thanks to its lightweight drive components, the weight of the Jetta Hybrid was only increased by 100 kg despite the battery system. Together wîth additional safety modifications to the vehicle structure, the gross weight of the new Jetta Hybrid is still less than 1,500 kg.
The right drive system mode for every situation
Zero emissions driving by electric motor. When the battery of the Jetta Hybrid is sufficiently charged, the Volkswagen can, as mentioned, be driven over a distance of up to 1.3 miles in pure electric mode and therefore wîth zero emissions. The Jetta Hybrid is switched to electric drive mode either automatically (up to 37 mph) or manually (up to 44 mph) by pressing the E-mode button to the right of the gear shift lever. In both cases, the TSI is disengaged from the drivetrain by a decoupling clutch, which reduces energy consumption and increases electric driving range. About one-third of the fuel-saving potential in the Jetta Hybrid is realised by electric driving.
Battery charging by regeneration. During braking, the Jetta Hybrid switches over to a battery regeneration mode, which 'captures' kinetic energy and feeds it into the battery as electrical energy. This is how it works: As soon as the driver releases the gas pedal to brake, the decoupling clutch opens to disengage the engine and reduce drag torque losses in this phase. If the driver now activates the brake pedal, the generating power of the electric motor increases as a function of brake pedal travel and the electrical energy produced in this way is stored in the battery. The stored energy is then available, either for electric driving or boosting. The effect of battery regeneration should not be underestimated; it represents another third of the fuel-saving potential realised in the Jetta Hybrid!
In city driving the TSI is silent whenever possible. The Volkswagen's gasoline engine is shut off as soon as the car stops in city or stop-and-go traffic, provided that the driver presses the brake pedal and the battery is sufficiently charged. However, the heating, air conditioning system and electric convenience systems such as the audio system continue to operate. Of special interest here is the fact that, unlike in conventional systems, not only is the Jetta's petrol engine stopped; the decoupling clutch also disengages the engine from the drivetrain to enable a pure electric driving mode when the car drives off again as an alternative to petrol engine driving provided that the battery is sufficiently charged. Another third of the fuel-saving potential in the Jetta Hybrid is realised by frequent deactivation of the TSI.
'Sailing' without TSI. As soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal at higher vehicle speeds (up to 84 mph), the TSI is shut off and is also disengaged from the drivetrain via a decoupling clutch to eliminate drag torque losses in this driving situation. As a result, the Jetta Hybrid coasts further than is usual, without consuming any fuel. (concept carz)
Double the power wîth boosting. If the DSG gear selector is in the 'S' gear position or the manual shift gate, the drive system reacts to vigorous accelerator pedal travel wîth maximum propulsive power. The same applies to the classic kickdown (a quick press of the accelerator all the way to the floor). In this case, the power of the E-motor and the TSI combine to output a temporary peak power of 125 kW / 170 PS, which is applied to the front wheels via DSG. In automotive jargon, this interplay of engine and motor is known as 'boosting'. The extra power can be used to complete passing manoeuvres in the shortest of times, which improves active safety.
Driving wîth the petrol engine. On faster drives and/or when battery capacity is low, the Jetta Hybrid is powered by just the TSI engine. In these phases, the operating point of the TSI is also shifted to optimise efficiency; it delivers more power than is needed for pure propulsion of the Volkswagen. This excess power is utilised in a very specific way: depending on the battery's momentary charge state, the extra power might be used to charge the high-voltage battery via the electric motor which in this case acts as a generator. These so-called active charging phases are interspersed wîth electric driving phases to realise the best possible fuel economy.
Comprehensive information for greater sustainability
New instruments. All relevant operating states are displayed by the instruments of the Jetta Hybrid. The driver calls up information via menus for the new instruments. Únder the 'Hybrid' menu, the currently active drive mode is displayed in an energy flow diagram, and the direction of energy flow is visualised in the form of arrows. The battery charge state is shown on the same screen. Directly below the energy flow diagram is what is known as the ePower meter. This indicates the relative power of the electric motor. The ePower meter is only active in the 'electric driving', 'E-mode' and 'Boost' operating modes.
Power meter shows power source of hybrid drive. Of central importance is the so-called Power meter (not to be confused wîth the ePower meter). The Power meter a multifunctional display that replaces the tachometer and which is integrated on the left side of the instrument cluster informs the driver of the momentary operating state of the Jetta Hybrid: a general readiness to drive ('Ready'), battery regeneration ('Charge'), eco-friendly driving mode ('Eco'), boosting ('Boost') or pure internal combustion engine driving wîth the TSI ('Off'). In addition, electric driving either automatic or manually selected by the driver is also indicated in the instruments ('E-mode').
Playfully visualising how efficiently one is driving. The audio system display plays a role in this information strategy. The goal here is an especially economical mode of driving. To realise this goal, the 'Zero emissions' menu offers a graphic display of the car's driving time wîth zero emissions. The zero emissions values are shown in the form of per centages in a bar diagram, where the measurement interval of one bar represents one minute of driving. A value of 100 per cent means that the Jetta Hybrid was driven wîth zero emissions throughout the driving minute, i.e. wîth the TSI engine shut off. A total time period of 30 minutes is considered.
Extensive safety and convenience features
Electronically stabilised. Standard equipment in the new Jetta Hybrid includes an electronic stabilisation programme (ESP), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and six airbags (driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags in front as well as window airbags, front and rear). This pack can be extended to include rear side airbags as an option.
SE specified exterior. Visually, even the base version (SE) of the Jetta Hybrid is distinguished by aerodynamic modifications that include a new front spoiler, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler that is harmoniously integrated into the design. The results: the car's Cd value was improved by 10 per cent. In addition, the Jetta Hybrid SE is equipped wîth a new LED rear lights design and special 15-inch alloy wheels wîth all-season tyres optimised for low rolling resistance. Hybrid signatures on the front, rear and side body panels identify the new drive version. Other distinguishing features: a special radiator grille where the VW logo is integrated on a blue background for the first time. Exclusively reserved for the Jetta Hybrid is the new body paint 'Oryx white'.
SE upgraded interior. Inside, the car features high-end seat covers in 'Titan black' or 'EcoTech' design and new accent strips wîth the 'Hybrid' chrome signature, which identify the car as the Jetta Hybrid SE. A 2-zone automatic climate control system (Climatronic) wîth a new high-voltage air conditioning compressor ensures that the interior can be cooled even without the petrol engine running. Compared to the Climatronic used to date, this system also has the new 'maxAC' function, which cools down the interior very quickly at the press of a button. The technology of the Jetta Hybrid SE was perfected by specific instruments that include an energy flow diagram in the Premium 8 audio system, a trip computer, hands-free telephone system (Bluetooth) and interface for iPod and other multimedia sources as well as a multifunction leather-wrapped §teering wheel.
SEL1 and SEL2 are high-end. In the mid-level equipment version, the SEL1, standard features of the new Volkswagen are extended wîth such details as 16-inch alloy wheels, a tilt/slide glass sunroof, RNS 315 navigation system, electric driver's seat adjustment, seat heating in front, and the Keyless Access system for door locking and engine starting via a Start button. Customers who order the top version, the SEL2, can also enjoy details such as 17-inch alloy wheels, newly developed bi-xenon headlights wîth dynamic cornering lights and automatic motorway lights, fog lights, reversing camera and a new Fender sound system wîth 400 Watts of output power. And that is how it should be. After all, who says that maximum sustainability cannot be fun as well?
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* All fuel economy data on the Jetta Hybrid is based on manufacturer estimates as of November 2012.Source - Volkswagen
The Jetta shares its mechanicals with other Volkswagen A platform vehicles. Though a station wagon idea was drawn up by Mark Stehrenberger, Californian freelance magazine artic, the production never reached fruition. Giorgetto Giugiaro was the designer behind the style of the car and penned at ItalDesign.
A standard 1.6 L four-cylinder engine that was capable of producing 78 hp (57 kW) was powering both the base and GL trims in 1980. The following year, the engine was upgraded to a 1.7 L engine that produced 74 hp (54 kW). Other additional engine choices was a 1.6 L diesel engine that produced 50 hp (37 kW). The final year of the A1, 1984, a GLI high-performance version was made availble that was powered by a 1.8 L engine and a close-ratio transmission from he Rabbit/Golf GTI. This GLI made 90 hp (67 kW) and had an incredibly 105 •lb of (142 N•m) torque.
The longest running Jetta at this point, the A2 series was introduced in Europe in 1984, and the following year in North America. A sales success for Volkswagen, this second series outnumbered the Golf sales two-to-one, and earned the title of best-selling European vehicle in North America.
The A2 was also featured as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan. Coupes were limited to base, diesel and Woflsburg trim levels. Following 1991, the coupe model was dropped from the North American VW lineup. Very few external updates or changes were made throughout the run of the A2 series. These included the front-quarter windows being deleted in 88, larger body-colored bumpers being added, along with the addition of lower side skirts from 90 to 92. There was also various grille and side-cladding changes made.
From 1985 to 86, A2 Jetta coupeBase and GL Jettas were powered by a 1.8 L gasoline I4 that was rated at 85 hp. This was later bumped up to 100 hp, and finally 1.5 hp. A variety of three diesel engines were made available in the A2 Jetta, a 1.6 L naturally-aspirated diesel with 52 hp, a 1.6 L 68 hp turbodiesel, and a 1.6 L ECOdiesel that made 59 hp and was featured for two years; 91 and 92.
The GLI model, which was a much sportier model was originally powered by the standard 1.8 L gasoline engne with 100 hp. The first DOHC engine was introduced in 1987 by Volkswagen. A serious performance contender, a 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve engine that was rated at 134 hp was added to the GLI in 1990. A CIS Motronic engine management system was equipped on the 2.0 L 16-valve engine.
The A2 Jetta eventually dropped into the small executive saloon car class in the UK. These were among the Vauxhall Belmont, Daihatsu Charmant, Audi 80/90, Ford Orion and Rover 213/216.
By Volkswagen's second joint venture partner First Auto Works, the A2 went on to become one of the first Volkswagen models produced in China from 91 to 97. Only two facelifts were ever done since its introduction in China, the first occuring in 1997. Known as the FAW-Volkswagen Jetta Kind, production began in 1998 and involved borrowing spare grilles that were left from the Volkswagen Passat B4. 2004 brought about another facelift that was quite similar to the first one.
A newly refined evolution of the previous generation Jetta, the Vento was the new A3 version that was introced in 1991 in Europe. Following a production delay at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico, the Jetta debuted in 1993. The plant in Mexico had been chosen to supply American and Canadian dealerships. The A3 was designed in-house under Herbert Schafer, and was unfortunately criticized as the 'Poor Man's BMW' and insulted due to its ‘boxy' design. Offered as only a four-door sedan, consequently, more trim levels than any other Jetta line were made available. A new grille, body-colored rub strips and different wheel covers were featured on this new series.
The GLS was the luxury trim that featured power locks and windows, optional subroof and leather seats. The GL was the base trim of the A3. A special series was the Trek, and it featured a bike rack, a Trek bike, spoiler, alloy wheels, rocker panel covers, and in 97, other various accessories and options for the top-of the line GLX. A similar package was the K2 was featured a K2 snowboard or a pair of K2 skis rather than a bike.
Two models were also featured in the Canadian market that never made it to the US, and those were the Golf/Jetta CL, decontented GL models that featured 90 horsepower and 1.8L Mono Motronic engine.The CL was dropped following the 97 model year. The second model offered in Canada was a Jetta GL Turbo Diesel that was introduced in 93 and only lasted for 3 years. Rated at 74 horsepower, the 1.9L AAZ Code diesel had a range over 900km. This was a bored and stroked version of the 1.6L Turbo Diesel that the A2 Jetta featured. As the engine had not aged well and many owners experienced signifiant crankshaft failuares, the Jetta GL Diesel had drooping sales.
Introduced as the Bora in Latin America and Europe, the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Jetta was introduced in late 1998 following the Passat. The A4 shared many similar styling cues of the Passat, the rounded shape and arched roofline now served as the Volkswagen styling trademark, rather than the traditional sharp creases for curved corners.
Four different trim levels were available in this fourth generation Jetta. These included GL, GLS, GLX, and GLI, as well as the option of a wagon. The station wagon variant was marketed as a Golf in various European markets and came with a Golf grille, headlights, bumper and fenders.
The base model GL was powered by an enhanced 2.0 L 8-valve four cylinder engine that was based on models of previous years. A 1.9 L TDI diesel engine was offered as optional, and following 2001 on, a turbcharged 1.8 L engine (Wolfsburg Edition) was featured.
Many of the original production issues with the original design were completely eliminated by 2002. On the secondhand market, A4 Jettas are generally consiered more desirable. The re-release of the Wolfsburg edition that featured the updated turbocharged 1.8 L engine, now available with 180 hp was showcased in 2003. This same year was the last for the 1.9L ‘ALH' TDI turbodiesel engine design. High resale prices for cars with this engine have been the result of its reputation for both reliability and versatility. Unfortunately, the earlier models had reputations for many recalls and bugs, due to elecric or lighting malfunctions.
Considered to be quite an improvement, the GLS came with optional leather seats along with a sport package that included 17' alloy wheels and a stiffer suspension. All engine choices were featured until 2003 before the VR was eliminated. The luxury model for the A4 was the GLX, and this featured leather seats, wood grain trim, automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and much ore. The VR6 engine was transferred to a drive-by-wire 24-valve design that was rated at 200 hp in 2003. It was now available in the GLX and the new GLI model which was re-introduced in 2003. The GLI featured sport suspension, 200 hp VR6, and six-speed manual transmission. The GLX model was dropped in 2004.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the USA Jetta in 2004, a limited edition of the Jatta GLI was featured for a limited time. This elite model had an available 180 hp, 1.8 L inline-4, linked to a 6-speed manual transmisison. Available in Black Magin Pearl, Tornado Red, Blue Lagoon and Platinum gray, the interior of the Anniversary GLI was black with aluminum trim that included black upholstered Recaro bcket seats with red 'GLI' lettering embroidery. This special edition was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in an amazing 6.7 seconds, and had a top speed of 146 mph. The Jetta GLI with V6 and options was still widely available.
An all new ‘PD' version of the 1.9L TDI diesel engine was made available in 2005. This unit produced 74 kW (100 hp DIN) and featured 177 ft•lbf (250 N•m) of torque. All Jettas equipped with 1.8T engines, regardless of trim level, now produced 180 hp at the beginning of the 2002 model year. A jump from the previous 150 hp, the 1.8T featured a slightly larger turbocharger.
The A4 Jetta continues to be sold as a 2006 model in some countries such as Mexico, due to high pricing of the A5 for the Mexican market. Sold in various countries, a high performance variant of the A4 Bora came with 4-Motion all wheel drive and a VR6 engine. Both 2.4 L VR 5 and 1.6 L I4 engines were also featured in Europe. The A4 Bora continues to be sold in China, much like its predecessor A2 Jetta.
Volkswagen re-released the A4 Jetta in Canada in 2007 as the City Jetta. This new edition was offered at a base price of $16,700 cdn. The A5 had moved upscale, versus much of the competition, and this re-release allowed Volkswagen to become more competitive with the rest of the compact class. While no diesel or 1.8 Turbo was being offered, the 2.0 L SOHC 115hp was the featured engine. Rather than being manufactured in Germany like the standard Jetta, the City Jetta is built in Pueblo, Mexico. There is also no Jetta Wagon, and the new city Jetta features more limited trim options that the standard A4 series.
In January of 2005, the fifth generation Jetta was released at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Larger than the fourth generation, and with m ore upscale styling and greater interior room, A5 is now equal to the former generation Passat. The introduction of the first independent rear suspension in a Jetta was the largest update in this series. The base engine is a 2.5L I5 that produces 110 kW and has an available 168 ft•lbf (228 N•m) of torque.
Overlapping the final model year of the A4 Jetta, the A5 went on sale in March 2005 as a 2005 ½ model in North America. In the late summer of 2005, a 2006 GLI version was released. This new model was designed by Walter de'Silva. Unfortunately sales were quite disappointing in the US due to the rapidly rising fuel prices that resulted in the heavy demand for vehicles equipped with the TDI diesel version. Many critics believed that the A5 was too high-priced for the highly competitive compact vehicle market , though they embraced the overall vehicle. The new GLI was named an Everday Hero by Car and Driver for 2006 ‘for an enthusiast who wants sports car handling without losing too much practicality'. For the 2007 model year, a station wagon of the A5 Jetta is promised.
In Mexico, the A4 continues to be sold as the Jetta, while the Bora is the A5. The A2 is sold as the Jetta in china, and the A5 is marketed as the Sagitar together with the A4 Bora. Launched in Latin America in 06, it is named the Vento. In February of 06, the Jetta was launched in Australia and production was made at the Mexico plant.By Jessica Donaldson
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