Volkswagen has just flew down its new 2015 Jetta to India for homologation purpose from the German manufacturer’s Mexico plant. This new 2.0-litre sedan will soon reach ARAI for its regular testing. Expect the new Jetta to be launched by the end of this year. Volkswagen has been upgrading its entire product line-up of which Jetta is a key player. The new Jetta was introduced in August 2011 and since then only the new 1.4-litre petrol variant was introduced.
Volkswagen has restyled the front and rear of the Jetta. The fascia gets a redesigned radiator grille with three cross fins and a new bumper. The Bi-Xenon headlights might be introduced as optional or standard on the top-of-the-line Highline trim. Each daytime running light is formed by 15 LEDs arranged in an L-shaped string alongside and beneath the xenon modules, creating an unmistakable light signature, day and night. 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. Beneath this are new LED taillights, which feature a bright stripe, as well as a redesigned VW logo. One level lower, the side lines of the boot lid now run downward, which dominates the design. The new bumper underneath it all completes the new rear look of the Jetta.
The 2.0-litre 150bhp engine offered in the 2015 Jetta is one of the most fuel-efficient engines in its class. Compared to the previous engine, the efficiency of this new generation TDI was improved by another eight percent. The common-rail direct-injection engine with two balancer shafts is an exceptionally comfortable and dynamic engine. The 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel engine in the Jetta develops its maximum power over a low speed range of 3500 to 4000 rpm.
Besides helping to reduce emissions, Volkswagen also designed the new TDI engine for minimal internal friction, for instance using piston rings with lower pretension and very low-friction camshaft bearings. Energy efficiency has also been optimized by using an oil pump with volumetric control and two pressure levels. An innovative thermal management system makes use of separate coolant loops for the cylinder head and the crankcase during the warm-up phase and has a water pump that can be deactivated.
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.
Source : CarDekho