Jetta has been a bestseller in the
15 June 2010 – Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany:
Volkswagen is presenting – at Times Square in New
York - an entirely new Jetta design.
series has a global presence with 9.6 million units
sold, and it has been a bestseller especially in the
model to the most successful German brand sedan in
America takes a gigantic leap forward – conceptually
and especially in its styling. The design projects a
more dynamic image than ever before. Offering a
preview of the new Jetta’s styling was the NCC coupe
concept car shown at the North American International
Auto Show in Detroit. Designers of the new Jetta sedan
drew their inspiration from the coupe, and this bodes
well for the potential sports appeal of the new Jetta.
This also means that the new Jetta will no longer be
sharing any body components with the Golf, rather it
will be a vehicle type that is just as independent as
a CC or a Tiguan.
The new car’s
dimensions were re-proportioned compared with those of
the concept car and the previous Jetta model:
Wheelbase (+ 2.76 inches / + 7 cm) and exterior length
(+ 3.54 inches / + 9 cm) grew significantly. The
perceptible results: superior performance, more space,
engineers also re-designed the interior down to the
finest details; the quality and detailed perfection
inside the five-seater now truly exceed traditional
class boundaries. For the first time, if the customer
is looking for a more customized ambiance it is also
easy to have interior accents changed out at a
Engineering is the key word that captures the
attention of many customers in the USA. And that is
not the only place where German engineering stands for
the highest quality and efficient technology.
Base version will
start at 15,995 US dollars.
Jetta is a prime example, and a look at its powertrain
technologies illustrates this clearly.
turbodiesel with highly advanced common rail direct
injection, the Jetta sets the benchmark. The US
version, equipped with a 103 kW / 140 PS TDI Clean
Diesel (conforming to the BIN 5 emissions standard)
attains a top value for Highway fuel economy with 42
mpg* (combined fuel economy: 34 mpg*) – making the
Jetta one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the
market. In Europe, Volkswagen will be introducing its
smallest TDI – a 77 kW / 105 PS engine – in early
2011. In the BlueMotion Technology version, this Jetta’s
fuel consumption is a sensational 4.1 l/100 km* – a
top value for a sedan in the 4.6-meter class.
In addition, Volkswagen has
tailored US equipment versions (S, SE, SEL and TDI) to
consistently fulfill the wishes of American car
drivers, and it has developed a sedan that is one of
the best in its class in terms of quality and fuel
economy. The already well-equipped base version will
launch at prices starting at 15,995 US dollars
(European prices for the Jetta Trendline, Comfortline
and Highline to be announced for specific countries as
pre-ordering begins). In parallel, Volkswagen has
developed a second version of the safety chassis
designed especially for America.
By 2018, Volkswagen of
America wants to triple its annual sales volume to
about 800,000 vehicles from the East Coast to the
The new Jetta plays a key role here. Today, the
Jetta sells at a rate of 110,000 units per year in the
We want to increase this figure. One of our
recipes for success: a clear focus on customers and
not just on the competition. Since the days of the
Beetle built by Ferdinand Porsche, this has made
Volkswagen unique among high-volume car makers. The
Jetta is guiding this philosophy into the future -
with its low fuel consumption, excellent vehicle
dynamics and a comprehensive safety concept.
tire pressure monitoring are standard systems aboard;
based on results of independent crash testing by the
US organization IIHS, the previous model was already
named "Top Safety Pick". The car’s top
crash safety has now been further enhanced by further
perfected pedestrian protection. The quality of
workmanship is pioneering.
With a decidedly
comfortable interior and a design that is as stylish
as it is powerful, the new Jetta is taking on the
automotive challenges of our times better than the
vast majority of its competitors.
Never before has a Jetta been
so large. The new model is 182.7 inches (4.64 meters)
long, 57.1 inches (1.45 meters) tall and 70.1 inches
(1.78 meters) wide. As noted, this makes the
Volkswagen now being presented in New York 3.54 inches
(9 cm) longer than the previous model. The interplay
of exterior dimensions leads to a powerful balance of
n parallel, the new Volkswagen ‘design
DNA’ sharpens the car’s styling. This has resulted
in clear, precise lines and athletically muscular
surfaces, which lend a timeless elegance and dynamic
styling to the sedan.
At the front, the
prominence of horizontal lines defines the design.
high-gloss black radiator grille combines with the car’s
trapezoidal headlights to form a styling unit. Under
the unit formed by the grille and headlights there is
the fully painted bumper, which is designed as a
cleanly sculpted surface.
One section lower, another
cooling air intake and the tray-shaped front spoiler
(in the style of ‘splitters’ used in car racing)
gives the car a sporty finish.
The upper front end
section shows a powerful transition from the v-shaped
engine hood to the fenders on the sides; the shoulder
section realized here was derived 1:1 from the NCC
concept car, and it produces dynamic and muscular
In the side
profile of this sedan, styling characteristics that
mark all new Volkswagens launched during the past year
meld into yet another interpretation of the ‘design
DNA’ conceptualized by the Italian Head of Design
for the Volkswagen Group (Walter de Silva) and the
German Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand (Klaus
The best example of this: the
characteristic shoulder or ‘tornado’ line and the
powerfully emphasized arches of the wheel wells.
Formally, they intersect the main volumes of the large
homogeneous surfaces, conveying a strong dynamic
image. Thanks to wide track dimensions, the wheel
arches also form a precise transition – as though
cut with a knife - to accommodate up to an 18 inch
taillights extend from the fender into the
Meanwhile, the styling of the outside mirrors
with their integrated turn signal indicators emulate
the larger CC. Compared to the previous model, the new
Jetta has also grown in clarity and pre-eminence in
its side profile.
surfaces and sporty shoulders also dominate the look
in back of the new Volkswagen Jetta.
illumination and visually distinctive: the taillights.
They are split into two sections, and on each side
they extend from the fender into the tailgate.
The interior with its
high-end image definitely pushes the boundaries of the
vehicle class above. The Jetta is significantly
increasing its lead over the competition here.
benefit of the car’s extended wheelbase is that it
enabled a layout of the rear seating area of the
five-seat Jetta that is substantially more
comfortable. Compared to the previous model, legroom
is now a long 38.1 inches (96.7 cm) - a gain of 2.6
inches (6.7 cm).
Inside, the new Jetta also
offers unparalleled perfection in details, and – as
a common conceptual thread throughout the car –
intuitive controls. The instruments are ideally
The new steering wheel designs (optionally
with multifunction keys) impress both visually and to
The right hand rests ergonomically on the
gear shift grip; further up on the center console are
the newly designed and intuitive controls for the
climate control and radio and radio-navigation
systems; this console section is slightly inclined
toward the driver for an ideal alignment of the
cockpit that focuses on the driver’s needs.
The new steering wheel designs
optimal view are the round instruments; the
multifunction display (trip computer) is located
Even in the base version, the rear bench
seatback is split 40/60 and folds, increasing the car’s
The tailgate can also be opened from
inside the car by a remote unlock switch. Up to six
airbags (two front airbags, two side airbags in front,
two window airbags / thorax airbags in the area of the
front side windows) are also part of the equipment
the USA and Canada, the new Jetta is offered with
three petrol engines and one turbodiesel
direct-injection engine (TDI Clean Diesel).
Two of the
four engines are new on board: the entry-level engine
(85 kW / 115 PS) and the common rail TDI (103 kW / 140
PS). Technically perfected in the new model are the
125 kW / 170 PS 2.5-liter gasoline engine and the
sporty top engine, the turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI with
147 kW / 200 PS, which will power the top model Jetta
GLI in North America starting in 2011. The new 115 PS
engine has a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg* (manual
transmission); the version with automatic transmission
attains a value of 26 mpg*.
A technical highlight is
the new 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel; thanks to
conversion to the world’s leading direct injection
diesel system - common rail injection - the
turbocharged engine is as quiet as a gasoline engine
and as powerful as a sports car engine (320
Newton-meters maximum torque).
A particulate filter
and a NOx storage catalytic converter ensure that this
TDI meets emissions requirements in all states of the
USA. A combined fuel economy of 34 mpg makes the new
and very agile Jetta 2.0-liter TDI (0-60 mph in 8.7
seconds) one of the most fuel-efficient and lowest
emitting vehicles on the North American continent.
All engines are offered with
a manual transmission as standard equipment. Of
course, an automatic transmission is also available
with each engine version as an option. On the new
2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen is
implementing the 6-speed DSG - one of the most
advanced and efficient automatic transmission systems
in the world.
Six engines for Europe: In
Europe, the engine strategy will conform to prevailing
market conditions. Smaller engine displacements and
charging are key objectives here. This means somewhat
less power in the base engines, significantly lower
engine displacements, and all engines are charged.
Four of the six engines are new to the Jetta program
and will be added in 2011: The 1.2 TSI (77 kW / 105
PS), 1.4 TSI (118 kW / 160 PS) and two common rail
turbodiesels 1.6 TDI (77 / kW 105 PS) and 2.0 TDI (103
kW / 140 PS). As usual, the 1.4 TSI (90 kW / 122 PS)
and the 2.0 TSI (147 kW / 200 PS) offer high-tech in
proven form. Except for the 1.2 TSI, all engines may
be paired with a 6-speed DSG (77 kW TDI, 103 kW TDI,
147 kW TSI) or 7-speed DSG (90 kW TSI, 118 kW TSI).
Naturally, every Jetta engine
offered in Europe fulfills requirements of the EU-5
emissions standard. The 1.2 TSI and 1.6 TDI are also
equipped with the BlueMotion Technology package. This
means that their technical features include a
Start-Stop system and battery regeneration. The new
Jetta 1.2 TSI BlueMotion Technology consumes just 5.3
l/100 km* (equivalent to 123 g/km* CO2) – an
absolute top value for a gasoline-powered sedan with a
top speed of 190 km/h. The Jetta with 1.6 TDI
BlueMotion Technology attains a sensationally low
combined fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100* km (109 g/km*
CO2); with this engine, the Jetta is the most
fuel-efficient 4.6-meter sedan in the world.
* All mpg data are forecast
EPA values for the USA. All l/100 km data are forecast
NEDC values for Europe.