Volkswagen unveils a sharp new look Jetta at Times square

The new Volkswagen Jetta was unveiled at Times Square in New York during the summer. It features a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of petrol and diesel engines yet. Every panel is new with precise, clean lines lending the Jetta an elegant appearance that marks the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen design language.

Volkswagen says that the fresh styling and acute attention to detail continues inside the Jetta. An all-new dashboard featuring subtle aluminium highlights sits ahead of a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel. Every Jetta will feature an integrated multifunction display, air conditioning and a CD stereo system.

As with the outgoing Jetta, the new car mixes the practicality of being able to seat five adults with a large, 510 litre loadspace and a comprehensive range of standard safety features including six airbags, ABS, and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP ).

The overall length of the Jetta has grown by 90 mm to measure 4,644 mm. In addition, the wheelbase has also been extended to 2,648 mm, an increase of 70 mm, resulting in 67 mm greater legroom for rear seat passengers.

Powering the new Jetta is a range of advanced petrol and diesel forced induction engines including the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS diesel option. BlueMotion Technology modifications including Start/Stop and battery regeneration will be made available. The 1.6-litre TDI variant is capable of returning 68 mpg and emits just 109 g/km of carbon dioxide.

The original Jetta was launched in Germany in 1979 with over 9.6 million vehicles sold with the nameplate since then.

Sustained popularity in the US market has led the Jetta to become the biggest selling German saloon car in North America where it accounts for 110,000 sales every year.

Sales of the new Jetta here will commence in early 2011 with prices and specifications being announced nearer this time.

For more information contact Michael Moore Car Sales, Dublin Road, Athlone, or call (090 ) 6474620.

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