Having made its debut at the New York Auto Show back in April, the revised Volkswagen Jetta will be making its forecourt bow in December.
Complete with revised styling at the front and the rear, the new Jetta now is more stylish than before – and 10% more aerodynamic too! For a start, looking at the front of the car you will notice that there is a revised radiator grille with three horizontal fins, sitting on top (visually) of a reprofiled bumper; while at the back the boot lid has been redesigned to allow for the introduction of an aerodynamically efficient lip, which extends into the wings at the side. And underneath all the ‘aerodynamism’ are new tail lights and a revised bumper.
Inside the new Jetta, Volkswagen have added in revised instruments, a new design of steering wheel, new trims around the centre console, new ambient lighting and new fabric designs for the seats and door trims. (Did we say the word ‘new’ enough in there?)
And there is some extra technology too with some optional assistance systems available that includes Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert.
There are three trim levels available with the new Jetta, but at the starting point of all Jettas the cars all feature BlueMotion Technology modifications, including stop/start and battery energy recuperation, and all engines are compliant with EU6 emissions legislation.
All three trim levels - S, SE and GT – have some excellent pieces of standard equipment includes DAB digital radio, ESC electronic stability control, electric windows and air conditioning; and then the additions start.
The SE trim adds in 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, lumbar support, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, MDI multi-device interface and cruise control; and the top-of-the-range GT trim comes with 15 mm lower sports suspension, 17-inch ‘Lancaster’ alloy wheels, front fog lights, front sports seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heat-insulating tinted rear glass, a colour multifunction trip computer, driver alert system and ambient interior lighting.
When it comes to engine choices there are four: a 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS unit with a six-speed manual gearbox; a 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS unit with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox; a 2.0-litre TDI with 110 PS and a five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox; and a 2.0-litre TDI with 150 PS and either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox.
Naturally Nationwide Vehicle Contracts will have some available for lease, but for current Volkswagen Jetta lease options, click here.