The New York Auto Show 2014 saw the updated version of Jetta which is one of the best selling sedans of Volkswagen across the world. In India we have been expecting this launch from a long time and finally new Volkswagen Jetta will reach our market on 17th February 2015.
Volkswagen has not played much with the designing and appearance of Jetta and hence has added only few additional styling elements which enhance the visual appeal of this car. At front, new daytime running LEDs and optional Bi-Xenon headlamps will straight away catch your attention which now looks much sporty with a new three layered chrome grille.
The re-profiled front bumper now gives wide stance to Jetta thanks to its fog lights which are now placed at the respective ends of its wide starched air-dam. Changes at the back include new logo, new LED tail lights and sharp line treatment around boot lid to make it look more aerodynamic.
There are subtle changes inside as well including re-designed air vents, new, multifunction steering wheel and new chrome and black piano colored accents around its central console, gear lever and climatronic control. VW has also added new fabrics and colors for the seats which surely add to the premium interiors of this new car.
As far as engine lineup is concerned, the new Jetta internationally is available with a 1.8L and 2.0L TSI petrol engines and one 2.0L TDI clean diesel engine. For the Indian market it will most likely remain the same as the current version which means the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI though we wish Volkswagen puts in the 1.8 TSI petrol also just like in the Skoda Octavia which needless to say is fun to drive.
The 2015 Jetta is slightly an improved version of the current Indian Jetta which incidentally had some time back received an update in our market. However this facelift is bigger in terms of changes and will inject new life in this luxury sedan. The new Jetta facelift will compete with the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis among others. With pricing will be announced at its February 17th launch we do expect a slight increase.