We all know these are usually an artist’s impression of the actual vehicle – and being brought officially by the German maker it’s clear they’re on the positive side, but at least we can get a clear picture of the main design traits of the upcoming new generation Jetta.
The 2019 VW Jetta is scheduled for the introduction in front of the worldwide audience of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so the German automaker has decided to keep us enticed over the coming holidays by revealing new design sketches of the compact sedan. Basically, the main feature of notice is the treatment of the front fascia – the Jetta is following on the footsteps of the larger brother Arteon, with a large grille and modern, sleek headlights and a more dynamic stance. Meanwhile, the rear is not that novel, only getting new sculpted taillights and quad exhaust tips – probably the version depicted here is the sporty trim.
The cabin adopts a new layout, with styling apparently inspired by the more upscale models in the group – there’s a fully digital instrument cluster akin to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, as well as a neatly integrated central infotainment screen. The new Jetta is being repositioned by VW in the US to a more upscale stance in the range, at least compared to the predecessor, with the technical underpinnings making a transition to the ubiquitous MQB platform – for America the powertrain consist of an enhanced version of the 1.4-liter turbocharged mill, linked to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.