Learn about Volkswagen’s fuel efficiency and engines offering low fuel consumption
Volkswagen offers a variety of fuel-efficient and clean engines for the environmentally-conscious buyer. In 2013 Volkswagen will also release a hybrid version of the ever-popular Jetta to Canada for the first time.
The Jetta Hybrid uses a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder gas engine paired with a 20 kW electric motor to generate a combined horsepower of 170. The electric motor is capable of traveling 2 km on pure electric power at up to 70 km per hour, and while driving in regular mode it will recharge with energy recovered from braking. With a number of fuel-saving technologies, the Jetta Hybrid achieves a combined fuel economy of an estimated 45 mpg or 5.2L/100 km.
Volkswagen continues its commitment to fuel efficiency and environmental innovations with the goal of increasing the fuel efficiency of every new vehicle generation by 10 to 15 percent and the commitment to make production facilities 25 percent greener within the next 6 years.
Learn about Volkswagen’s TDI engines and the advantages of turbo diesel
While the new hybrid is exciting, Volkswagen’s long-standing Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engines remain some of the most efficient and reliable options on the market. Turbocharged Direct Injection engines work by compressing air tightly into cylinders which results in a cleaner burn, higher performance and better efficiency. Many Volkswagen models also employ air to air intercoolers to cool incoming air to force even more air packed into each cylinder (cooler air takes up less space). These facts combined with the higher engine compression ratios available to diesel engines make Volkswagen TDI motors run cleaner and up to 45 percent more efficiently than most traditional gasoline engines. What that means for you is that you’ll be on the road longer between pit stops. We’re talking about more than 1100 km of wherever-you-want-to-go with every tank. See the new Volkswagen diesel vehicles we have in stock at our New Vehicle Inventory.
And to dispel any concerns you’ve had about diesel, let’s be clear: today’s diesel fuel is cleaner than ever before. It goes by the name ULSD – Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel – and is odourless and cleaner than gasoline. TDI Clean Diesels produce 90% less sooty emissions than diesel engines of old. In addition, Volkswagen offers an additive called AdBlue, a harmless cleansing agent added to the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system of the Passat TDI Clean Diesel and Touareg TDI Clean Diesel engines that help to further reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions.
If you would like to learn more about Volkswagen’s hybrid or TDI engines or are considering AdBlue to further reduce your engine’s emissions, talk to one of the experts at our Certified Volkswagen Service Department.