VW has just unveiled a new European-spec Jetta. The sixth-generation model will arrive in showrooms next spring. Volkswagen Jetta takes aim at the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, featuring a more attractive price and a larger size. Every panel – inside and out – has been replaced, and the new Jetta is 90mm longer, which gives it 67mm more legroom in the rear. That means even four six-footers won’t struggle for space.
European Vw Jetta will begin with the 1.2 liter TSI (with Blue Motion tech) that develops 105 PS (77 kW) and ranging up to the 2.0 liter TSI with 200 PS (147 kW) for the petrol/gasoline versions.
Diesel buyers will have the choice of 138bhp and 168bhp versions of the 2.0 TDI, but it’s the 68mpg 1.6 TDI Bluemotion that’s expected to be the big seller in the Europe.
Other changes Vw Jetta include a wider rear track than on the outgoing model, as well as tweaked springs and dampers. The Jetta also gets a more sophisticated suspension setup similar to the one on the European Golf rather than the more basic torsion beam system on the US cars.
The top of the line Vw Jetta, the Highline is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome frame around lower air intake screen, chrome trim under the side windows, headlight cleaning system and front fog lights with cornering lights and an automatic climate control.