Volkswagen Canada gets the teasing game rolling

The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is coming for the North American market. While it is rumored to make its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018, Volkswagen Canada kicked off the teasing game for the sedan on its website with a single gif of the car sitting in the shadows. A light then moves over and around the sedan, showing bits and pieces of the new Jetta’s styling characteristics.

There’s not much to go on because the gif itself doesn’t reveal a lot of useful details. The moving light does focus on a few revealing bits, including what looks like a new front grille, a redesigned bumper, and more angular headlights. The body lines also look more prominent, though that could also be the shadows playing visual tricks on our eyes. Regardless of what the gif is trying to tease, Volkswagen’s North American president Heinrich Woebcken has already come out and described the new Jetta as being “strong,” super modern,” and “emotional.”

“We have given the car a North American ‘touch’ but not always in terms of low-cost and less content, but in much more specific needs of the market,” Woebcken added in his conversation with VW Vortex.. “The Jetta will be, for me, a symbolic statement that Volkswagen is changing by really allowing to listen to American customers, American dealers, what the market needs.”

Woebcken’s comments add another layer of expectation surrounding the new Jetta. It paints the new sedan as having been created with the American customer in mind. That would make sense because even with declining sales in the last few years, the Jetta is still Volkswagen’s best-selling model in the US. Last year, more than 121,000 units of the sedan sold. This year’s no different as more than 100,000 units of the Jetta have already been delivered to US owners.

Next-Gen Volkswagen Jetta Teased for 2018 Detroit Auto Show Debut
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The new Jetta is expected to launch sometime next year as a 2019 model. A sportier R-Line version will also be in the pipeline. Same thing with a GLI version that will include an option for a manual gearbox, something that the current 2018 Jetta GLI model does not have.

Expect Volkswagen to reveal more details on the all-new Volkswagen Jetta when the car officially makes its debut at the 2018 NAIAs in January 2018.

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Read our full review on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

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Read our driven review on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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