Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

  The sixth generation Volkswagen Jetta was launched in 2011. This is the second Jetta to be launched in india and the first jetta was launched in 2008. Its 2-litre diesel engine is matched to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. There is no petrol option and its competitors are the Chevrolet Cruze and the Skoda Laura.

Apparently, even the tall and mighty are not immune to the auto world’s version of the flu: recalls.

Volkswagen , one of the biggest automakers in the world has issued a huge recall involving five of its models that were manufactured during a five-year period from 2006 to 2010. The problem appears to be a small plastic tab on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that could chafe against the car’s fuel supply line. The models affected by this problem include the Volkswagen Jetta , the Jetta Sportwagen , the Golf , and the Rabbit.

Meanwhile, another model – the New Beetle – has it’s own set of problems involving a fastening clamp on its hydraulic hose that could also chafe against the car’s fuel supply line.

These problems, if not treated immediately, could cause a fuel leak and at worst, the cars could also end up catching fire.

All in all, 228,236 models are affected by this problem. For their part, Volkswagen has already begun initiatives for the recall, which is expected to begin no later than January 31, 2011. If you have the Jetta, Golf, and Rabbit, service technicians will remove the plastic tab from the washer fluid reservoir. On the flip side, if you have the Beetle, service technicians will adjust the fastening clamp’s position, steering it clear from the car’s fuel supply line.

Should you have any questions regarding the recall, you can call Volkswagen at the 1-800-822-8987.

Source: NHTSA

H&R Special Springs is no stranger to providing premium quality suspension components to a number of car models from different auto brands. To put it succinctly Quite simply, it’s what they do, and they’re pretty good at it too.

This time around, the tuning specialists went to work on a car that’s lauded for being a favorite in the auto world for having the best of both worlds: high quality performance without the wallet-burning price tag.

This, dear boys, is the Volkswagen Jetta .

Regarded as a car that comes with a blend of sophisticated styling and unparalleled German engineering, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was the perfect vehicle to use as a platform for H&R to showcase their unique abilities in demonstrating how a car as inherently capable as the Jetta can be tuned and styled into something that can turn it into a car worthy of recognition.

Details after the jump.

Source: HR Springs
Posted on by Bryan 2

In the world of hot hatches and sedans, the Europeans get to have all the fun. Look at the Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi RS4 . These are just two of the vehicles that we would love to have in the United States, but chances are that day will never come. Now, there is a new hot German vehicle and this one might actually come to our shores.

The four-door Jetta sedan might receive a hot R version and while these are just rumors, we wanted to give you a little insight into what it might offer. The Jetta R hasn’t officially been announced, so most of the information we have provided is simply speculation, but hot Volkswagens don’t seem to change much.

There is a chance that the hot Jetta will be shown at the Los Angeles Motor Show, but nothing has been announced as of yet.

Hit the jump to see the R.

Source: Autocar
Posted on by Bryan 1

The Volkswagen Jetta has clearly been an afterthought since the first day it went on sale. Basically, it was just a Volkswagen Golf with a trunk and a bigger backseat. Yet, it’s been one of the company’s biggest sellers in the United States for thirty years. That being said, it doesn’t come close to the sales of the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla , but it was never going to now was it.

The people who buy these Japanese economy cars aren’t like the rest of us. They care more about price than they do European driving ability and build quality. They want interior room to haul their many kids, something which the Germans never thought of when they were in the design room. But this was the old Jetta, and times have changed with their latest creation. The sixth-generation Volkswagen Jetta, like it or not, has grown fatter, gotten cheaper, and now caters to Americans like never before.

The new price of the Jetta comes in at $15,995 for the base S trim, right around the price of the Civic and the Corolla. It would seem like that good old "German quality" will be lost at this new price point, but we’ll just have to drive it to find out.

Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Volkswagen has been one of the leaders in what we like to call, the real green car movement. No hybrids for us thank you, unless of course it’s the Honda CR-Z because that’s the exception to the rule. Diesel power has long been a hallmark of the company’s push in Europe and now, with TDI fully establishing in the United States, the newest generation Jetta is ready to get it’s diesel motor.

The question was never if diesel vehicles were brilliant, the question has always been, will Americans buy them? For many years the answer to that question was a resounding no. Like a little girl that just can’t get her way, Volkswagen will continue to push diesel power in our lives and the new Jetta TDI is one hell of a strong argument.

The newestJetta is an interesting story. Volkswagen and their world domination plan has taken away some of the German aspects from the sedan and cheapened it up for the American market to compete with the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla . But unlike those two vehicles, the Jetta can be fitted with a diesel. Consider that one point in Volkswagen’s court.

Hit the jump to read on.

Volkswagen officially unveiled today the new generation Jetta. It features clean lines, refined side architecture and premium style and will go on sale in USA this October at a starting price of $16,000.

For the US market, Jetta will be offered with S, SE, SEL and TDI trim levels and four engines. Engine line-up include: 2.0, 2.5 R5, and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI, but also a 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel that delivers 236 lbs-ft. of torque and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

On the exterior the new Jetta features high-gloss black radiator grille, a fully painted bumper, a sporty cooling air intake and tray-shaped front spoiler, a v-shaped engine hood to the fenders on the sides; and the shoulder section derived from the NCC concept car.

Updated 07/21/2010: Volkswagen of America today announced prices for the 2011 Jetta. For the US market the new Jetta will be offered with a choice of two MPI engines, one petrol TSI and one diesel TDI unit and four trim levels. Prices will start at $15,995 for the S trim. The all-new 2011 Jetta sets a new standard in its class and will be available in the U.S. in October.

UPDATE 11/10/2010: Check out our review of the Volkswagen Jetta by clicking here !

Press release after the jump.

The new generation Jetta was revealed only two days ago and rumors about future versions are already starting to appear on the internet. The first of the rumors involves a hybrid drivetrain for the new Jetta. It will be unveiled in 2012, but there still isn’t any specific information on the powertrain.

The next rumor circulating is that it might be seeing a higher performance version. Like with the Scirocco and the new Golf, the Jetta will also be offered in an R version. For this version we expect the same 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that delivers 270 HP at 6,000 RPM as in the Golf R . The standard R features a more aggressive front bumper complete with large air intakes, standard LED strips, a new designed R logo, Bi-Xenon headlights, and mirror housings painted in a high gloss black paint.

For the US market, the new Jetta will be offered with S, SE, SEL and TDI trim levels with four engines. The engine line-up includes the 2.0, 2.5 R5, and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel engine will also be available. This engine delivers 236 lbs-ft. of torque and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

Source: Straightline

While everyone is waiting for the new generation Volkswagen Jetta , it seems that the British magazine AutoExpress has the first official image of the car, a day before its official debut. The new model will go on sale in May 2011.

As previously reported the new generation Jetta will be inspired by theNCC hybrid concept coupe unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January. It features a more spacious cabin in the interior which offers up way more leg room than the previous models. Also, following the look of the concept, the Jetta
will have integrated Bi-Xenon headlights which will include LED daytime running and turn signal lights.

Under the hood there will be a choice of both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engines include a 104bhp 1.2 TSI petrol unit, a 121bhp 1.4 TSI, and a range-topping 200bhp 2.0-litre TSI. The diesel engines consist of a 104bhp 1.6 TDI and a 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI.

Stay tuned for the official unveil later this morning!

Source: AutoExpress

Volkswagen has placed a count-down on their official US web page that announces the debut of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta for June 15 at 11:25 AM. The car is covered in a white tarp with the countdown being displayed on a traditional movie cut board. Get back to us in 5 days and we will have the official details ready for you.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was previewed by the Volkswagen New Compact Coupe unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The Jetta has lower side lines and a revamped fascia while still maintaining a strong VW face. Following the look of the concept, the Jetta will have integrated Bi-Xenon headlights which will include LED daytime running and turn signal lights. It will be offered with a new 2.5-liter gasoline five-cylinder engine and will be produced at the Puebla, Mexico, plant.

Source: Volkswagen

We’re guessing the owner of this Volkswagen Jetta lives for tailgating. I mean, he probably looks forward to tailgating with his buddies more than he does waking up in the morning.

You see that piece of bar that seems to be sticking out of his car’s trunk? If you can actually believe it, that piece of bar is a beer tap. And the best part is, it works! That’s about the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. Hey buddy, fill us up a cold one, will ya?

Source: VW Vortez

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