Volkswagen unveiled the new Jetta at this years North American International Auto Show. The new Jetta, now in its seventh generation, seems a mix of all its siblings. For the time being the car will only dawn North American roads. Let's dive in for further details on this new offering from Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Jetta successfully emulates the clean and typical VW design language. Jetta borrows its design from Volkswagen’s flagship sedan, the Arteon.
The front grilles are much larger but lack appeal. The front grille could have been sleeker. The front lamps are however full-LED. Just like the previous models, the wraparound tail lamps are pushed inward. The rear side shares sharp contrast with sedans from Audi. The car gets its fresh appeal from the coupe-like roofline. The plunging coupe-like roofline resembles that of VW Virtus.
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The new dashboard gets second-generation Active Info Display and an all-digital 10.2-inch instrument. The t-cluster and the touchscreen infotainment unit is same as in the new sixth-gen Polo.
When it comes to features, the car is second to none. The 10-colour ambient lighting system, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, 400-watt Beats audio system etc are bound to attract eyes and ears.
On the lines of VW Passat, Skoda Octavia, Superb, and others, the seventh generation Jetta have completely switched to the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform. MQB platform which was first used in Audi A3 has elongated the new Jetta in all directions.
Height: 1,459mm (+6mm)
Width: 1,799mm (+21mm)
Length: 4.702mm (+43mm)
Wheelbase: 2,686mm (+35mm)
Boot Capacity: 510-litres (unchanged)
Like previous models, VW’s 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine powers the new Jetta. The engine can generate a peak torque of 250 Nm and maximum 150PS power. Buyers can also go for optional automatic transmission with all new 8-speed DSG automatic (dual-clutch).
The all-new Jetta will dawn North American roads later this year. The previous response from the Indian Audience being low, a possible reintroduction to Indian Markets doesn't seem plausible.