At the Detroit Motor Show 2018, which is taking place these days, the debut of the new generation Volkswagen Jetta sedan took place. The car received a different design, becoming more presentable, and also became related to other models of the German brand in recent years.
Body type: sedan
Assembling: Mexico, Russia
KPP: 6 MKPP 8 automatic transmission
Options: 1 engine
Price from ≈ 18 500 $
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
The five-seater salon of the novelty welcomes the driver and passengers with modern and original architecture of the front panel and the center console, comfortable front seats with expressive lateral support and cozy rear seats. There is a digital multifunctional instrument panel Digital Cockpit, an advanced multimedia system with a color 8-inch display (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, MirrorLink, navigation, rear-view camera), Climatronic two-zone climate control, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electric adjustment, heated and ventilation, audio system BeatsAudio, ambient background LED interior lighting with a choice of 10 colors of light, leather trim, panoramic roof – such as equipment of rich complete sets.
Designers awarded the new four-door sedan with original and stylish appearance. At the same time the new Jetta flaunts a predatory and aggressive front part of the body with a wide falshradiatornoy grating in the embrace of narrow LED headlights with headlights with brackets for daytime running lights. The body abounds with strict horizontal lines attributing both the front and rear parts of the body, and the sides of the sedan. And how great are the additional windows in the rear pillars, like a business-class sedan. Add to the arsenal of the appearance of the novelty of the circular wheel arches, a neat stern with a compact boot lid, topped with a spoiler embossing, and LED parking lights with excellent graphics. A beautiful car, is not it?
Compared to its predecessor, the new Jetta increased in size in all directions, adding 43 mm in length, 21 mm in width, and 6 mm in height, while the distance between the axes increased by 35 mm. The front overhang was reduced by 10 mm, and the rear, by contrast, increased by 18 mm. That is, the size is gradually corrected in each direction.
For the local assembly, the new model Volkswagen Jetta 2018 specifications will still contain a time-tested 1.6-liter atmospheric gasoline engine in two levels of forcing (90 and 110 forces). For those who want to have a more dynamic version, a 1.4-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 125 or 150 powers is stored, and in the technical characteristics of the Volkswagen Jetta 2018 in the new body with the most powerful engine there is only a 7-step robot with two clutches. While other units are initially offered with manual transmissions. And as options for an 1.6-liter atmospheric engine, a classic 6-speed automatic or preselective robotic transmission for a 125-horsepower turbo engine is available. The range of maximum speeds in the technical specifications between the initial and flagship modifications is as follows: 185-225 km / h, acceleration to hundreds from 12.1 to 8.4 seconds, and the average fuel consumption from 6.1 to 5.5 liters per 100 km (due to the best economy of turbo-motors).
Under the hood from the start of sales, only one gasoline four-cylinder turbocharged engine 1.4 TSI (150 HP 250 Nm), combined, according to the choice of the buyer, with both 6 manual transmission and 8 automatic transmission.
Perhaps closer to the end of the year in the engine compartment of the sedan will be a more powerful 174-strong gasoline engine 2.0 TSI for the “heated” version of the Volkswagen Jetta GT.
SAFETY AND INNOVATIONS IN THIS FIELD
The modular platform of the Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), based on the model, provides the next generation of the Volkswagen Jetta with a solid set of security systems: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function, High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning. LED headlights and headlamps with LED filling, as well as a rear-view camera are the basic equipment, which, perhaps, is a unique offer in this class.
The sedan body of the new generation demonstrates better aerodynamic performance than its predecessor by 10% with 0.27 CX, which made it possible to achieve fuel economy.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
In the US we can buy a Volkswagen Jetta 2018 with a 1.4-liter 150-horsepower TSI petrol engine, and later a version with a 2.0-liter TSI engine will appear. Transmission is a 6-speed MCP or an 8-speed automatic. Sales of new items will begin in the first quarter of this year, the price in the US market – from $18 545.
CITROEN C-ELYSEE – $11 800
KIA CEED – $12 500
FORD FOCUS- $12 500
HYUNDAI I30- $14 000*
CITROEN C4- $14 300
HYUNDAI ELANTRA – $14 500
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA- $14 500
PEUGEOT 301- $15 100
TOYOTA COROLLA – $15 200
NISSAN SENTRA – $15 500
SKODA OCTAVIA – $15 500
KIA CERATO – $16 500
RENAULT FLUENCE – $16 800
Volkswagen Jetta is the best-selling model of the company in the United States. From January to July 2017, Volkswagen sold 66,549 Jetta units to the US. Given such strong positions in America, the best place to premiere the new VW Jetta is the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Sales will begin this year.
And this only tells about the success of this model, because the demand for a car only means that it is designed comfortably, and safely for people.
The Volkswagen plant in Mexico will also export new Jetts to the Brazilian market, but only from the middle of 2018.