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.