The new Volkswagen Jetta model is 182.7 inches (4.63 metres) long, 57.1 inches (1.45 metres) tall and 70.1 inches (1.78 metres) wide (length of the European version: 4.64 metres). This makes the Volkswagen 3.15 inches (8 cm) longer than the previous model.
Volkswagen has systematically tailored its US equipment versions (S, SE, SEL, TDI and GLI) to address the wishes of American car drivers, and in doing so it has developed one of the most attractive saloons in its class. The already well-equipped base version will launch at prices from 15,995 US dollars. In Europe, the Volkswagen Jetta will once again be offered in the three equipment lines Trendline, Comfortline and Highline (prices for Europe will be announced when ordering begins in individual countries).
In the USA and Canada, the new Volkswagen Jetta will be offered with three petrol engines and one direct injection turbodiesel (TDI Clean Diesel). Two of the four engines are new aboard the Volkswagen Jetta: The entry-level engine (85 kW / 115 PS) and the common rail TDI (103 kW / 140 PS). Technically perfected are the 125 kW / 170 PS 2.5 litre petrol engine and the sporty top engine – the charged 2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS, which in North America will drive the Jetta GLI top model starting in 2011. A technical highlight is the new 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel; thanks to the conversion to common rail direct injection – the world’s leading fuel delivery system – the turbo engine was made as quiet as a petrol engine and as powerful as a sports car engine (320 Newton metres maximum torque). A particulate filter and NOx storage catalytic converter guarantee that this TDI also meets emissions requirements for all 50 states of the USA. Its 42 mpg Highway fuel economy (with DSG) makes the new and very agile Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI (0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds) one of the most fuel-efficient and lowest emitting vehicles on the American continent.
All Volkswagen Jetta engines are offered with a standard manual gearbox. Of course, an optional automatic gearbox is available for each model. On the new 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TSI, Volkswagen is implementing advanced and efficient automatic transmission systems, the 6-speed DSG.