2019 Volkswagen Jetta Finally Makes Global Debut

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Finally Makes Global Debut

We told you last week that the all-new Mk7 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was finally set to make its debut in Detroit and now, we’re happy to tell you, that day has finally come. The Jetta has sold more than 17 million vehicles worldwide since it was introduced in 1979 and is now based off the award winning VW MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform and features a new bold design that, although is definitely new and improved, remains true to the Jetta’s heritage. The new model offers more interior space than the outgoing model adds tons of new technology and features a longer wheelbase with shorter overhangs for a sharper look. A new larger front grille and sharper body lines create a bold new look while the addition of more chrome and standard LED lighting provide a more premium feel than years passed.

Inside of the Jetta is a fully redesigned interior that offers high-tech features and a refined fit and finish. High quality materials are used throughout, and new fabric colours and designs are offered as well as an optional 10-colour customizable wrap-around ambient lighting. A new centre storage console is able to hold up to 5 litres which is large enough to fit a standard iPad. Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models feature a standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display which offers drivers a reconfigurable display of key data and the ability to position navigation data front and center. The available Volkswagen Car-Net system provides a suite of connected services including App-Connect technology that offers smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

The new Jetta will still be powered by Volkswagen’s 1.4L turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine that pushes out 147 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired to a new standard six-speed manual transmission with an 8-speed auto coming as an option. The auto transmission models come standard with the Start/Stop system that is designed to improve fuel efficiency by shutting the engine down during idle and restarting upon release of the brake pedal.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in four different trim options and is expected to hit dealerships by the second quarter of this year.

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