William Maley

VW News: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Is No More In 2017

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William Maley    393

Remember the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid? Most likely not as it made up a sliver of overall Jetta sales - about one percent according to Volkswagen spokesman. For the 2017 model year, the Jetta Hybrid will dropped from the lineup.

 

Some of reason as to why the Jetta Hybrid wasn't a big seller was the high price. According to Automotive News, the Jetta Hybrid only came in the top SEL Premium trim that starts at $31,940. This is slightly hard to ask when the base starts at $18,500. Also, hybrid and electric vehicles have been taking tumble due to low gas prices and consumers drifting towards SUVs and crossovers.

 

But the big reason we believe is that like most other hybrids, the Jetta Hybrid was overshadowed by the Prius.

 

We actually reviewed the Jetta Hybrid back in 2013 and really couldn't make the case as to why anyone should consider it

 

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dfelt    1,774

Not surprised, if it does not outshine brightly a normal gas powered auto, then the Hybrid will not be in position to sell. MPG must be double of the Petrol only model to sell.

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dfelt    1,774

Another dieselgate casualty perhaps?

No I do not think so as this was a petro engine, that really did not deliver the MPG of a hybrid in competition.

 

I think this is the over all casualty of VW finally doing what they should have done years ago in reducing the number of models that really made no sense. Poorly executed Hybrid is what this was.

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