The execs at Volkswagen certainly seem to know what they're doing. The German automaker has plans to debut two new vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show in January which are sure to impress and compete well in the changing automobile market. One of the vehicles is a completely "pure concept" electric vehicle that isn't based on any current production vehicle from the company. The other is a hybrid version of the trendy Volkswagen Jetta.
Although some concept cars don't ever make it to production, Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles can tell you that the new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is slated to appear in showrooms in November 2012. Volkswagen describes the vehicle as having "best in class" fuel economy. The auto is powered by an electric motor and a 1.4-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine, and will directly challenge the Toyota Prius market. Pricing has not been announced, but it should be in the low-to-mid $20,000s.
The new electric vehicle from Volkswagen follows an electric small car concept called the E-UP which debuted at the Frankfurt show in 2009. The company has not yet commented how similar the two will be, but we do know that the vehicle will have similar styling to the Volkswagen Beetle. This model, if it does reach production, will challenge such cars as the pure battery-power Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i.
We hope to see both of these vehicles at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles soon. In the meantime, stay tuned with us here to learn about concepts, new models and current VW news. Can't wait to purchase a new Volkswagen? We have several new car financing options to get you started. Call us today for more information.