Following its international unveiling in 2010, the latest generation Jetta has made its European debut. The eagerly awaited Jetta will launch in the Irish market in May and will be available for order through the dealer network from as early as March with the entry level model priced at a competitive €21,985.
The new Jetta gets a fresh look but is instantly recognisable as a Volkswagen. The new model features VW’s new corporate design already in the new Polo, Passat, and Sharan.
At the front, a grille similar to the new Passat features strong horizontal fins creating the impression that the vehicle is lower and wider than it actually is. The clean, simple lines are complemented with intricately styled light units both at the front and rear.
Styling changes continue inside the cabin bringing the design in line with the Golf, with a new centre console, entertainment and climate control systems, and steering wheel design among the updates.
In addition, the new Jetta has grown slightly in length with its wheelbase extended a little too. The main benefit of this is an increase in rear legroom over the outgoing car.
Popular with Irish motorists, the Jetta’s reputation is that of being well-built, reliable and consistent. As with the outgoing Jetta, the new car combines the practicality of being able to seat five adults with a good sized boot space.
Volkswagen say that it will feature a comprehensive range of standard safety features including six airbags, ABS, and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP ).
The German carmaker also say that the sixth generation Jetta offers greater efficiency and fewer emissions. Powered by a range of advanced and fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines, from a 1.2 TSI 105 bhp to a 2.0 TDI 140 bhp, both are within VRT band B. Its most fuel efficient engine (1.6 TDI 105 bhp ) produces a noteworthy 4.5/100km and sits within VRT band A with only 119g/km of CO2.
The new Jetta will be available in three trim levels, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, entry prices for the 1.2TSI start from €21,985, with diesel starting from €23,725.
Adam Chamberlain, head of sales and marketing at Volkswagen Ireland told the Advertiser: “We are extremely excited about the arrival of the eagerly awaited sixth generation Jetta, which offers dramatic technological advances together with a beautifully styled interior and exterior. Our loyal following in the Irish market have been eagerly awaiting the new Jetta and we look forward to unveiling it in May.”