will position the Jetta in the
sporty/elegant area of compact saloons.
is bringing the new Jetta
to Europe. The fifth generation of the (Golf-based)
saloon also sees the company introduce a standard name for
all markets across the globe.
In Europe, the Bora will therefore be
called the Jetta again. It has more space to offer for
long journeys than ever before.
Compared with the Bora, the length of
the new Jetta
has grown around 18 centimetres to 4.55 metres. It also
has an impressive 527-litre boot (plus 72 litres).
This combination definitely works. In
the USA, for example, the Jetta has managed to secure the
position of best-selling car among all European
manufacturers year after year.
Sporty - From now on, Volkswagen
will position the Jetta, which has sold over 6.6 million
units, more in the sporty/elegant area of compact saloons
like the US concept. The more independent design with the
chrome shield-like radiator grille inspired by the
roadster study Concept R visually shows the progressive
However, comfort has not been
forgotten: The innovative safety chassis with its
four-link rear axle technically allows an extraordinarily
perfect symbiosis of high-quality comfort and driving
semi-automatic air conditioning, ESP, 6
Luxury. Upon launch (Germany: 19
August), the new Jetta will be available in three
equipment versions. Trendline, Comfortline
and Sportline. The traditional basic version has
therefore been left out.
This saloon offers the best value for
money in this segment. Just take the Jetta 1.6
Trendline, for example: including standard features
(in Germany. To be checked overseas depending on markets)
like semi-automatic air conditioning (Climatic), ESP, six
airbags, active front head restraints, electromechanical
power steering, power windows (all 4), central locking
with remote control, electrically adjusted and heated door
mirrors, soft-painted and thus refined plastics also in
the low area on fittings, door panels and centre console,
asymmetrically split folding rear seat backrests as well
as 205 tyres (16 inch), the model has even been made
cheaper compared with the Bora.
new generation Jetta is 17.8 longer than
the previous Jetta/Bora
Agile - In Europe, Volkswagen
will offer the new Jetta with a total of seven
four-cylinder engines (four petrol, three diesel).
The outputs range from 75 kW /102 hp (1.6) to 147 kW / 200
hp (2.0 FSI Turbo).
Three of the four petrol engines and
all diesels use direct injection. All engines
fulfil the EU4 norm. Both the TDI and the turbo-charged
2.0 FSI (as featured in the Golf GTI) will be optionally
available with the highly efficient and sporty DSG
double-clutch gearbox (automatic, no traction
interruption during gear shifts, no negative influence on
consumption and performance). A six-speed automatic
gearbox will also be available as an option for two other
better illumination, faster response and a
Larger - The transition from the Bora
to the Jetta has not only
seen a great leap in terms of design, but also in terms of
interior and exterior dimensions. The new Jetta is 4.55
metres long (+ 17.8 cm). The width is 1.78 metres
(+ 4.6 cm), the height 1.46 metres (+ 1.3 cm). Like
the length, the wheelbase has been increased to 2.58
metres (+ 6.5 cm). The additional centimetres mainly
benefit the rear passengers, who gain an extra 6.5
centimetres of legroom.
LED taillights standard -
The Jetta has LED taillights in the style of the Golf Plus
and Passat. LED technology provides considerably better
illumination than conventional taillights. Other
advantages include faster response, lower energy
requirement and a longer lifespan.
rear passengers legroom, as nicely and
Restraint systems - In addition
to the standard front airbags, side airbags and side
curtains, you can also order optional side airbags for the
rear. All five seats have head restraints and three-point
belts. In the front, active head restraints, belt
tensioners and belt force limiters are used.
Tyre pressure monitoring system
- As standard in the Jetta Comfortline, special sensors
monitor the inflation pressure of the tyres and warn the
driver when pressure is lost.
Global Player - According to the
volume ranking, the ten most important markets for the
Jetta outside Germany and the USA are the UK, Turkey,
Austria, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium,
Australia and Sweden. They are followed by Poland, Japan,
Ireland, Hungary and Finland on the next five places.
The new Jetta is built at VW's Puebla
plant in Mexico using the latest production
techniques: The body is assembled using laser welding and
high-strength steels. Compared with the previous model,
the length of the laser welding joints has been increased
14 fold. This is one of the ways we have managed to
increase the static and dynamic body stiffness to the
It is worth reminding that data and
equipment apply to the model range offered in Germany.
Models for other countries may differ.