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.

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.

Source: Straightline

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.

Good luck with that, buddy.

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.

Press release after the jump.

In 2008 at the SEMA Show Volkswagen revealed the Jetta TDI Cup concept. Today the company announced the Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition will be available in dealer showrooms January 2010.

The special edition Jetta features front bumper, side skirts and rear valance that are found on the TDI Cup race cars, larger brakes with red calipers, sway bars and European sport tuned suspension from the performance oriented GLI.

Under the hood there is a 2.0-liter clean diesel engine that produces 140 hp and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The price will start from around $25,000.

Price release after the jump.

Posted on by Terence 1

Volkswagen is proving that you don’t have to purchase a hybrid in order to drive a green car. That is the idea behind the German automotive manufacturer’s alternatively fueled 2009 Jetta TDI . Our car came equipped with a 2.0 Liter turbo diesel power plant making 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque and still gets and EPA estimated 40 MPG on the highway when connected to our car’s DSG gearbox. Starting out at a little over $22,000 the VW Jetta TDI is an affordable alternative to other environmentally friendly vehicles. Our Reflex Silver Metallic four door medium sized sedan rode on a set of stylish 16 inch alloy wheels and aside from the TDI badge on the trunk, this Jetta looked just like any other Jetta in the VW family.

The interior was filled with goodies like CLIMATIC air conditioning, V-Tex leatherette comfort seats and a 6 disc CD changer with auxiliary input jack for all your MP3 needs. One of the nicer features that comes with our TDI, or any new Jetta for that matter, is 24 hour road side assistance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of ownership. Not to mention that thanks to the new common rail fuel delivery system, the Jetta TDI is the only diesel in the U.S. that meets the strict European Tier II Bin 5 emissions requirements without the aid of any additional additive, that is the equivalent of being an LEV II rating from the California Air Resources Board. Coming in at $25,070 the Volkswagen Jetta TDI is a pretty good price to pay for such a well finished, economical and fun to drive package.

Posted on by Terence 8

It is only fitting on this day of glorious green racers competing at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans , that we introduce you to the newest member of our Top Speed Test Fleet. Although its not quite the same as the Audi R15 running laps around La Sarthe, our new Volkswagen Jetta wears the same TDI apparel.

The Jetta TDI is surprisingly different than what you would expect to find from what should be the most economical option in for the automaker’s entry-level four door. Our Jetta TDI seems to be entranced with the spirit of the original GTI . The ride is very sporty; the suspension is stiff, which is great around corners, but a little harsher than you would like when out on a date.

The combination of turbocharged diesel power plant and a double clutch continuously variable transmission may be an optimization for fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds. When passing, the combination falls flat on its face before throwing you back in the seat the Jetta TDI has more speed than you would expect from your sister’s car. The needle on the tachometer moves around more like a tire pressure gauge than something connected to a traditional internal combustion engine, very odd.

Continued after the jump.

Volkswagen is proving that diesels may have a future in North America. Introduced in August, VW has sold out this year’s allocation of about 1,300 Jettai TDi "clean" diesels . It’s a good start for diesels, but in a slow year like 2007, 16.14 million cars total were bought in the U.S.

About a month ago, Volkswagen was predicting that diesels would make up 25 percent of Jetta sedan sales in the United States and a third of all wagon sales.

Volkswagen credits part of the reason for the sales success is that is already established itself as a provider of diesel cars in the U.S. (it began selling diesel rabbits as early as 1976 and the latest direct-injection diesels from almost a decade.) VW sees this sales victory as a sign to expand its diesel line up including the return of the diesel-powered Rabbit when a redesigned version goes on sale next year.

Although Volkswagen promotes the fuel efficiency of its diesels, "we are not competing with Prius," said Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

If Volkswagen really wants to up it millage with the oil burners, it could start selling cars with the small diesel engines know as "BlueMotion". Already on sale in Europe, the Jetta version is expected to get at least 40 mpg.

Volkswagen is using their clean diesel Jetta TDI in an attempt o break the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States. The car will be driven by the world’s most fuel efficient drivers, John and Helen Taylor. The Jetta TDI are fueled by Shell’s best diesel fuel.

The couple will drive on a counter-clockwise route and plan to pass through these cities: Chantilly, Va.; Rutland, V.T.; Toledo, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Spearfish, S.D.; Missoula, Mont.; Winnemucca, Nev.; Santa Monica, Calif.; Durango, Colo.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mount Vernon, Ill.; Ponchatoula, La.; and, Beckley, W. Va. Some of the Shell FuelStretch tactics the Taylors will employ on the road include: avoiding idling and higher speeds, minimizing vehicle drag and performing regular vehicle maintenance.

Press release after the jump.

Volkswagen today released the TDI version of the 2009 Jetta. TDI is a direction-injection turbo diesel engine. This Jetta runs on high-performance, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Its reduced emissions meet the most stringent fuel emissions standards in California and all 50 states. The “T” stands for turbocharged, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice power and performance to be environmentally-friendly.

For the new release, VW is assembled a one-of-a-kind TDI. The hood of a Volkswagen Jetta TDI was autographed backstage at Teen Choice Awards by attendees including Jerry O’Connell, Randy Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield, and Chris Brown, and will be donated to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Press release after the jump.


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