The pricing information for the new Jetta was recently revealed, with the entry-level S 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS model bearing a starting price of £16,960 RRP ‘on the road’ while the range-topping Jetta, the 2.0-litre TDI with DSG, is priced at £22,320.
The lineup certainly offers a high value for your money, especially with features such as air conditioning, an MP3 compatible CD stereo, six airbags, ABS, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), an alarm and folding rear seats.
In comparison with the car it replaces, the new Jetta is 90 mm is longer at 4,644 mm with a wheelbase increase of 70 mm to 2,648 mm. This expands the rear legroom by 67 mm.
The new Jetta has a new look that exudes elegance both on its exterior and its interior. Its panels are exclusive and can’t be seen on other Volkswagen models. The Jetta is offered with a range of efficient and refined TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines.
There are two petrol engines available. Buyers can opt for either the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS entry-level engine or the range-topping twincharged 1.4-litre TSI unit that generates 160 PS. The diesel range begins with a very efficient 1.6-litre TDI engine that delivers 105 PS.
The Jetta has BlueMotion Technology features including Start/Stop and battery regeneration as standard. It returns 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle while its CO2 emissions level is at 109 g/km.
Buyers can also choose a 2.0-litre TDI engine developing 140 PS. This is also highly economical; it returns 58.9 mpg combined and has a carbon dioxide emissions figure of 126 g/km.
Buyers may also request for a seven-speed DSG gearbox to go with the 1.6-litre TDI or the 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS unit. The 2.0-litre TDI comes with a six-speed DSG transmission.