VW’s all-new Jetta compact sedan brings new styling, fuel efficiency and a long list of safety features to market. Based on the Volkswagen group’s MQB architecture and developed with an eye toward American buyers, the Jetta has a long roofline and short rear deck for a more raffish look than previous models.
The compact sedan’s wheelbase grew 1.3 inches to 105.7 for a roomier cabin, while short front and rear overhangs promise maneuverability for easy parking.
Standard LED headlights raise the bar for mass-market compacts. Interior features include a center console big enough to hold a standard iPad. heated and ventilated power front seats, memory for the driver’s settings, dual-zone climate control and 400-watt Beats audio.
Available driver assistance systems include forward collision alert and automatic braking, blind spot and cross traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane departure assist and automatic high beams.
Power comes from the 147-hp 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder that powers the current Jetta, linked to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.
Volkswagen will also showcase the current Jetta model.