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.
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 newest Jetta 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.
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!
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.
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 the NCC 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!
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.
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?
The next generation Volkswagen Jetta has already been spotted testing and it is expected to make its official debut by the end of the year. The U.S. however, should not expect a diesel version to arrive on the US market until early 2011.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is strikingly similar to Volkswagen’s New Compact Concept displayed 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.
Under the hood there will be a direct injected TDI engine that will deliver a total of 140 HP and 236 lbs-ft of torque and will be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or the six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.
There are spy photos roaming around the net courtesy of GM Inside News that features what folks are thinking is the possible next-generation Volkswagen Jetta. Of course, seeing as these are only spy photos, there’s no such as thing as a sure thing. So, basically we’re just going to leave this one to what your eyes see.
In any case, the pair of identical sedan models that were spotted by GM Inside News member ’GMfan111’ come with an undecipherable badge that looks to be nothing more than a diversion to confuse people as to what the cars are. Judging from the cars’ styling cues, not the least of which includes lower side lines and the revamped fascia, there’s a possibility - distinct as it may be - that the cars in the photo could very well belong to the VW brand. We’ll keep you posted when more information comes out on the two sedans.
Dogs wearing chauffeur get-ups and driving cars can only be found in movies, right? Apparently, as somebody is claiming, they can be found in Minneapolis too - without the get-up of course.
We were able to find this from a forum member at Star City Racing who posted his friend’s Facebook status message, which reads:
"I came out of getting coffee to see that a red (Toyota) Prius t-boned my car. Dog in front seat. Lady comes out 2 min later and claims it happened while she was gone. Says someone got into her car and did it. Then she says her dog may have done it. This is what I’m dealing with right now. Awesome."
For a split-second there, we thought Snoopy was behind it. Then common sense took over and we realized just how unfathomable this scenario is. Either someone was trying to put the blame on a canine or there’s more to this accident than meets the eye. Either way, we’re not particularly thrilled for the owner of that Volkswagen Jetta who now has to explain to his insurance company that the offending party in this accident is, of all things, a dog.
For the 2010 model year, the Volkswagen Jetta is being offered in two distinct body styles including the traditional four door sedan and an even more practical sport wagon. The 2010 Jetta’s front end gets a narrow double bar grill framed by the traditional metal surround with a pair of halogen headlamps on either side while the sport wagon comes standard with integrated roof racks; however all models come standard with amenities like air conditioning, cruise control, eight speaker AM/FM/CD stereo system with MP3 CD player and auxiliary input as well as an updated instrument cluster and a new three spoke steering wheel. Meanwhile both the SE and TDI versions come complete with chrome window trim.
For 2010 the Jetta will be offered with a choice of two engines. The first being the 2.0 Liter four cylinder clean diesel TDI rated 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque that gets as much as 42 MPG on the highway and is eligible for a $1,300 government tax credit as well as a 2.5 Liter gas burning five cylinder that delivers a total of 170 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque with the faster version able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.2 seconds and reach a 130 MPH top speed. The sedan starts at $17,605 and the station wagon goes for $19,265 while the more efficient diesel burning TDI powered versions start at $22,660 for the sedan and $24,310 for the estate.