After it was unveiled in the United States earlier this year, Volkswagen revealed today the European version of the 2011 Jetta, one of its most successful cars on the market. As expected, the new car will be offered in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline equipment versions, and with a base price of just €20,900 (Jetta 1.2 TSI in the Trendline version), the Jetta promises to add a new dimension of quality to the saloons of the compact class.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta also comes with many engine choices, as it follows: a 1.2-liter TSI engine delivering 77 kW / 105 PS and fitted with BlueMotion Technology, which will deliver a fuel consumption of just 5.3 l/100 km (equivalent to 123 g/km CO2 and a top speed of 190 km/h; a bigger 1.6-liter TDI engine delivering 77 kW / 105 PS is offered for a base price of €23,475 in the Trendline version; additional power levels include a TDI with 103 kW / 140 PS and three TSIs with 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. All the engines, excepting the 105 PS TSI may be combined with a dual-clutch transmission (DSG).
Regarding the equipment versions, the Trendline is the entry-level version and offers: six airbags (with an optional eight), five crash-optimized head restraints (on front seats with anti-whiplash design), daytime running lights, belt fastening detection, automatic hazard flasher lights that activate with hard braking, Hill Climb Assist and ABS with braking assistant and ESP with trailer stabilisation.
Regarding the exterior features, the car comes with 205 tyres on 16-inch steel wheels, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated turn signals and green tinted heat-insulating glass. Inside, we find climate control (Climatic), dust and pollen filter, radio remote control of central locking, outside temperature indicator with road icing warning, chrome bezels for the air vents, multifunctional display (MFA) and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
Next, we have the Comfortline, which has a starting price of €22,600 (Jetta 1.2 TSI with 77 kW / 105 PS), and it is distinguished by chrome accents in the radiator grille and 16-inch, five-spoke "Mambo" alloy wheels.
Inside, we find new details such as storage pockets on the backrests of the front seats, centre armrests (with storage compartment in front), 8-way adjustment of driver and front passenger seats, comfort seats with elegant fabric upholstery in "Sienna" design, woven floor mats, the RCD 210 radio-CD system, a Chrome Pack (including rotary light switch and control dial for climate control) and what is known as the Small Leather Pack (leather-trimmed steering wheel, gearshift grip and parking brake grip) as well as black accents ("Black Pyramid"). Park Pilot is also offered as standard.
The most exclusive Jetta version is the Highline equipment line, which starts at €24,575 in combination with TSI engines from 90 kW / 122 PS, and from €25,875 when is powered by the 1.6 TDI 77 kW / 105 PS engine.
Some of the features include 17-inch alloy wheels (ten-spoke "Porto" type), chrome frame around lower air intake screen, chrome trim under the side windows, headlight cleaning system and front fog lights with cornering lights. Inside, we find sport seats with fabric covers ("Gloss") and artificial leather, particularly elegant accents ("Iridium Printed" pattern) and an automatic climate control (Climatronic). In addition, Volkswagen offers a Winter Pack (including heated front seats and heated windscreen washer nozzles).