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Volkswagen Jetta facelift coming in 2015

The Jetta and Passat were amongst the first Volkswagen products to make their way into India. They came with powerful and yet fuel-efficient engines. To carry forward the momentum, a new generation Jetta was introduced in 2011. Now, with an upgrade on the existing Jetta, we can expect the new Jetta to be launched sometime by early 2015 in India.

Volkswagen Jetta

In addition to new styling touches at the front and rear of the car, the 2015 Jetta has notable changes throughout. Volkswagen has restyled the front and rear of the Jetta while improving its aerodynamic properties. At the front, the latest generation of the car can be recognized by its redesigned radiator grille with three cross fins, daytime running LEDs and a new bumper. Each daytime running light is formed by 15 LEDs arranged in an L-shaped string. The new visual band formed by the radiator grille and the headlights, as well as the now larger lower air inlet, give the Jetta a wider and more substantial look. Re-sculpted foglights mounted in the outer areas of the bumper reinforce this effect. The boot lid, taillights, rear logos and bumper of the Jetta have also been updated for 2015. The new bumper underneath it all completes the new rear look of the Jetta.

Updates to the Jetta's interior are subtle but significant. On mid- and high-level trims, the dash, gauges can now framed in chrome-edged tubes, with an available color multifunction display nestled in between. Elsewhere, the 2015 Jetta sports several optional new features based on trim: a new multifunction steering wheel; redesigned air vent controls; piano black accents on the center console and around the gear shift lever; new chrome accents around the dual-zone Climatronic® control; ambient lighting; and new fabric colors and designs for the seats.

The engine is ideally to remain the same, however we can expect a bump in power ratings to 150bhp on the 2.0-litre. Also, expect Volkswagen to introduce the 1.8-litre TSI, however this won’t make a major difference to the sales, as their major chunk sales come from the 1.4-litre petrol and the 2.0-litre diesel. We can expect the new Jetta to be launched early next year, while the US market will get it sometime in the third quarter of 2014.

Source : CarDekho