$100 Cheaper and More Driver-Focused: Volkswagen Revealed 2019 Jetta at Detroit Auto Show

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:25

Claimed to be even cheaper than the current model, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will hit U.S. markets with the starting price of $18,545. While saving costs and delivering more space – the compact sedan is wider, longer and definitely roomier – the all-new Jetta features a much-improved interior and getting much-more driver-focused. For the rest, Jetta still keeps its spirit looking like you’d expect the VW Jetta to look like – no more and no less.

Like the other VW models, the redesigned Jetta is built at the MQB architecture. Power comes from a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired to a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox, depending on a trim level, with the automatic start \ stop, making relatively moderate 147 horses but a solid 184 pound-feet of torque. On hybrid versions so far nothing is known, however, the tech-packed sedan could boast a ‘coupe-like’ exterior, with tons of chrome, LED headlights and a simple, sloping roofline. Inside, the Jetta gets a large center console, two-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats and Driver Personalization system to customize settings like audio or temperature for four drivers. And, cargo is another great advantage.

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