A small type family vehicle, the Volkswagen Jetta is produced by Volkswagen, a German manufacturer since 1979. Introduced to fill in the sedan niche above the Golf hatchback offering of the company, this version has been marketed more than six generations differently as the Fox, Atlantic, Bora, Jetta City, Vento, City Jetta, Sagitar, GLI, and Clasico.
The Jetta was basically adapted through adding the common trunk to the Golf hatchback as well as some unique styling (normally, the frontend and at times fair interior alterations).
This has been provided in 2- and 4-door saloon or sedan, and the 5-door estate, or station wagon, versions, all of them being 5-seaters. In 2005, there are more than 6.6M cars that were sold all over the globe, having more than 1/3 in the US alone. Ever since the 1980’s original version, the car has developed in power and size with every successive generation. In mid 2011, just about 10M Jettas have been manufactured and sold worldwide. In April 2014, more than 14M were sold that made the car the top selling model of Volkswagen.
Being one of the top selling models of Volkswagen, Jetta certainly offers a lot of excellent features that only top quality car models can offer.
Excellent Features of Jetta
Jetta has different generations from first to sixth, which is its present generation. The newest generation, which is the sixth, New Compact Sedan (NCS) was introduced in the North American market during June 2010. This new model is bigger and more affordable to produce as compared with the past Jetta, which makes the car more competitive against its rivals like Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
The 6th generation Volkswagen Jetta was designed primarily by Volkswagen Mexico under the supervision of Volkswagen Germany and 70 percent of the components are designed and produced in Mexico. Even though it is no longer sharing the body panels with Golf and comprising a longer wheelbase, the model is based partly on similar PQ35 platform.
New for the year 2014, Volkswagen is having the 2.5L inline replaced with the updated 1.8L TSI turbo-charged 4-cylinder. Based on EA888 platform of Volkswagen, the 1.8TSI has been listed as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2014 by Ward, producing 184lb.-ft of torque and 170 HP, all while obtaining the EPA rating of 25 MPG City/36 MPG highway.
Other 2014 updates include the independent multi-link rear suspension as seen it the European counterparts as well as electronic power steering – the 1.8TSI models only.
In Europe, Jetta remains its small luxurious saloon status. The range of the engine consists of the 1.4TSI, 1.2TSI, 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TSI engines. The version from Europe will vary in a few respects, specifically in having a multi-link on the rear. It will also come with soft-touch plastics largely on its dashboard, as well as the rear seat center air vents were restored. Also, Jetta will have the higher-perform VR6-engined version, naming it as the Jetta R, which placed directly over Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Jetta has a lot to offer when it comes to features and functionality, which every buyer would certainly love.