Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts

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The Jetta Hybrid launches on the North American market.

This highly efficient vehicle is powered by a 1.4-litre 150 PS turbocharged petrol engine and a 20 kW electric motor, together with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This makes for fuel consumption that is around 20 per cent better overall than an equivalent petrol-powered vehicle (at 54 mpg), and also sporty performance, with the benchmark zero to 60 mph sprint taking less than nine seconds.