Not long ago, Iat the VW Arizona Secret Test facility. The prototype was covered in camouflage inside and out, it was very early, after all, so I could not see the new design of the sedan. However, as promised, everything has been revealed on the eve of the 2018 Detroit Motor Show.
The new look certainly has more character, with an enlarged grille that seems to wrap around the new headlights. The Jetta's new peepers feature C-shaped LED daytime running lights and its hood gains new folds that add to the silky look of the sedan.
In the front fender there is a new chrome trim that marks the way for a line of markedly creased characters that extends to the rear of the vehicle, joining the new angled taillights and the boot lid. The double trapezoidal exhaust pipes complete a geometric redesign that attracts, I believe, more than a little inspiration from the last generation.
Inside, we can see that VW is offering new options to classify the Jetta's cabin. Along with ambient lighting, the Volkswagen digital cab makes this generation appear as an optional feature. It is a large LCD screen that replaces the instrument cluster when equipped. The Jettas base model should be equipped with a conventional indicator cluster and a multiple information screen.
Look in the center of the redesigned dashboard and you will see what appears to be the great infotainment system Volkswagen MIB II 8 inches of the new Atlas. So much the better to fill in with the standard interfacesas well as the standard VW App-Connect integrations. And, hopefully, we'll soon be able to listen to the new 400 Watt Beats Audio option.
We have already explored the rest of the detailsbut here is a quick TL: DR: The seventh generation Jetta now mounts on the new MQB platform, like the rest of The modern stable of Volkswagen, and has a longer wheelbase (up to 1.3 inches) and a wider posture than before.
Under the hood is the same 1.4-liter TSI engine as before, which makes 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. By 2019, it is combined with a new six-speed standard manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission option.
The switch to the most modern MQB platform puts the Jetta driver assistance and assistance technology in parity with the rest of the VW lineup. carrying out pre-collision and post-collision braking assistance, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane maintenance assistance and more for the party.
The Volkswagen Jetta 2019 will be available in the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium family trim levels, as well as an R-Line finish with a sportier design and XDS electronic differential. The new Jetta arrives at the lots of the VW dealerships in a few months (the second quarter of 2018) starting at $ 18,545, which the company points out is approximately $ 100 less than the outgoing model.