Jetta Hybrid announced...where you been VW?

Automotive News reports today that Volkswagen announced the 2013 Jetta Hybrid, the companies first mass market hybrid car. Equipped with a 1.4 liter gasoline engine and a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission, VW claims an estimated 45 mpg combined. The Jetta Hybrid is planned for North American release in late 2012 as a 2013 model. 

Let's see, warranties on these puppies should begin expiring somewhere around 2018 (sooner for high mileage drivers) so you VW techs have about 6 years to get ready!