Volkswagen Announces 2017 Lineup, Jetta Hybrid Discontinued

2017 Volkswagen JettaThe 2017 Volkswagen lineup is pretty simple and the automobile brand has decided to remove the Jetta hybrid so that their buyers can go for a feasible option.

Providing plug-in or hybrid powertrains with every model is not going to boost sales. Buyers always have specific choices as those who prefer a petrol engine may not consider using a hybrid whereas others simply prefer a full-fledged electric vehicle, similar to the Tesla Model 3. Volkswagen is still a long way from launching a model that could run more than 200 miles on an electric motor.

Based on sales and customer reviews, Volkswagen has decided to officially remove the Jetta hybrid from the list. It is a wise move without a doubt because it will allow the manufacturer to focus in other models and offer better performance rather than using funds to create hybrid that people don’t need. The hybrid version of Jetta was launched in 2013 and it had a relatively short lifespan that lasted less than a year.

A bunch of notable changes are being made to the Jetta 2017 edition including the addition of rearview camera. It was available as an add-on in the past but is now part of the base model. An important change we should say because it makes parking easier and also increases the safety factor of the model. Other upgrades include LED daytime running lights, two tone cloth seats for increased durability. Above all, Volkswagen has consolidated the total trim lines available into just four different variants.

The Volkswagen Jetta 2017 edition is available in S, SE, SEL and SEL premium variants. Lower trim levels are now equipped with drive assistance feature. A couple of models are removed from the line up including the CC sedans, R-Line 2.0T, V6 executive and the Trend.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta interior

The Golf lineup is further expanding with the All track model which is the same car but is much more rugged and designed for an ultimate off-road experience. The GTI gets a sports trim and also a performance package. Beetle is expanding on a larger scale with multiple models getting launched this year including the eye catchy pinkbeetle with a hashtag.

Tiguan ditches some earlier trim line models available but now has the Sport and the Wolfsburg models to choose from. The infotainment system is upgraded in all 2017 models with a 6.3-inch touchscreen system, Bluetooth and Volkswagen’s very own Car Network system.