I've never seen any sales statistics. I didn't particularly care since VW doesn't like hybrids I figure their hybrids aren't worth paying attention to. It's very new also, I wrote an article involving it but it was pre-consumer launch. I wonder though.
for all the bad rep that the current gasoline hybrids get as of now, I dont see any disel hybrid getting a better review. Maybe even worse...I guess you could consider it a double step of sorts. Why would a person want to bite the bullet of switching from gasoline to disel (which is significant)...and then to the hybrid powertrain?
It all depends on fuel prices. Economists would change their mind about the benifit of hybrids at say...$5.
__________________ Current Stable
GasSaver: 2000 Honda Insight Silverstone w/AC 65+mpg
Track Terror: 2002 Honda S2000 Gran Prix White- lots of mods - 28mpg
Beater: 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatback - Stripped - 30mpg
RIP: 1996 Honda Civic LX 42mpg - you will be missed
Well, in europe it's obvious. Over half of all cars in europe are being sold as diesels, so it's not really making the double switch. VW's philosophy is that diesel is the future and not hybridization, but they kinda got forced into making the hybrid through market pressure, so they did, *shrug*