Volkswagen has just revealed the 2015 Jetta Facelift and announced that it will bring it this week at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Jetta received a redesigned front grille featuring three cross fins, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) but also a restyled front bumper.
Moreover, each Bi-Xenon headlight features 15 LEDs arranged in an L-shaped string alongside and beneath the xenon modules. Also, a chrome element between the LED daytime running lights and the xenons accentuates the headlights. At the rear, we see new taillights, rear logos as well as a redesigned bumper, while the trunklid has an aerodynamic trailing edge and on the sides the lines of this integrated spoiler extend into the rear fenders.
The new 2015 Jetta GLI and Hybrid come with LED taillights, as well as a redesigned VW logo. In order to make the new Jetta more efficient, the Jetta TDI 1.8T and 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel models come with a closeable shutter for the radiator grille.
This helps shorten the warm-up phase of the engine and once this moves beyond the warm-up phase the shutter can be opened and close based on the speed of the vehicle as well as the cooling demands.
The interior was also updated and the 2015 Jetta offers new features based on trim: a new multifunction steering wheel; redesigned air vent controls; piano black accents on the center console and around the gear shift lever; new chrome accents around the dual-zone Climatronic control; ambient lighting; and new fabric colors and designs for the seats.
On the mid- and high-level trims, the dash gauges are now framed in chrome-edged tubes. The new driver assistance systems offered by the 2015 Jetta include Blind Spot Detection plus rear cross-traffic alert and frontal collision warning, as well as Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), turn signal, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
Under the hood, we find a 2.0-liter EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine that develops 150 hp and a maximum torque of 236 pound-feet. Bolted to a manual transmission, this diesel engine promises a manufacturer-estimated 32 city/45 highway mpg, while its combined fuel economy is projected to be around 37 mpg. The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is expected to arrive at U.S. Volkswagen dealers in the third quarter of 2014.