Volkswagen has officially announced the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta with a new styling, improved fuel efficiency, extra features and new driver assistance systems. The new model is slated for its debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
The redesigned Volkswagen Jetta features various styling touches on the exterior. The front and rear have been thoroughly rethought to not only improve the looks of the Jetta but also to enhance the aerodynamic performance. There is a redesigned radiator grille with three cross bars, a new front bumper, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System, a larger lower air intake and resculpted foglights. While that was for the front, the rear of the car features updated bumper, new LED taillights, redesigned VW rear logo and trunklid.
The driver’s cabin has been updated too. VW has added chrome-edged tubes to frame the dash gauges, new multifunction steering wheel, piano black accents around the gear lever and on the center console, chrome-accented dual-zone Climatronic control, new fabric colors, ambient lighting and new seat designs.
New safety features also make it to the new Jetta. The list now gets added with Rear cross-traffic alert, Frontal collision warning, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and Blind Spot Detection.
The Jetta also gets a new powertrain in the form of a TDI Clean Diesel unit. The 2.0 liter EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine puts out 150 hp of power between 3500 and 4000 rpm and peak torque of 236 lb-ft available from 1750 rpm up to 3000 rpm. The unit is one of the most fuel efficient engines in its segment and complies with upcoming LEV3 emissions standard. The fuel consumption of the new engine is rated at 32 mpg in city and 45 mpg on highway.
More details will emerge once the new Jetta is officially presented at the 2015 NYIAS.