The new Volkswagen Jetta will be making its Indian debut on the 17th of February. The model is a facelift more than a new product and comes with minor updates inside-out.
The most significant changes on the new Jetta are upfront. Its front fascia now looks a lot like its elder brother, Passat, incorporating the similar three-slat chrome front radiator grille. A new bumper incorporating a larger air intake also makes its way to the facelift model along with the Bi-Xenon headlamp units with brand’s Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) and a set of the new L-shaped daytime running lights. The changes on the rear come in the form of a tweaked bumper and re-designed LED taillights.
On the inside, the most easily evident revisions are in the quality and finish of the cockpit, which includes new upholstery, piano black trim, 3-spoke flat bottom steering wheel, updated centre console as well as touchscreen infotainment system.
The engines options on the new Jetta are most likely to remain untouched in India. That means it will continue to be powered by the 120 bhp- 1.4-litre TSI petrol and 138bhp- 2.0-litre TDi diesel powerplants. Even the gearbox choices are unlikely to see a change and a 6-speed manual and dual-clutch automatic (DSG) transmission (diesel only) will continue to transfer power to the front wheels.
For pricing, we’ll have to wait for the official launch, though we expect a minor bump in pricing as compared to the outgoing model. Like now, even the facelift will be competing against the likes of Skoda Octavia, Renault Fluence, Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis.
We’ll be driving the new Jetta very soon, so stay tuned to the space for our exhaustive road test.
Source : CarDekho