All-New 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Makes Global Premiere In Detroit

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Revealed - Price, Engine, Specs, Features, Interior, Mileage

The new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is underpinned by the MQB platform; gets exterior inspired by Arteon and Phideon

Volkswagen has unveiled the new generation version of the Jetta sedan at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a raft of exterior and interior revisions. Following a big teaser campaign, the new Jetta is part of the Volkswagen’s revival in the American continent after the infamous diesel emission cheating scandal.

It will go on sale in the United States in the second quarter of 2018 and during the course of this year in other international markets. Despite its good looks, we have no reason to be cheered as the new Jetta won’t arrive in India anytime soon. It is two inches longer than its predecessor and has interesting new bits to boast about.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta Revealed - Price, Engine, Specs, Features, Interior, Mileage 2Speaking about the new sedan’s design, 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is much sharper and stylish compared to its predecessor. Up front, it gets sharp headlamps featuring projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights.

The headlamps perfectly blend into the large black grille that sports horizontal slats. Bold looking front bumper sporting large black central air intake and blackened fog lamp housings increase the visual appeal of the sedan. Other important design elements are sculpted hood, rakish windscreen and dual exhaust system.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta Revealed - Price, Engine, Specs, Features, Interior, Mileage 1Side profile gets sharper character lines, turn indicator integrated ORVMs and blackened glass area. Expect it to get new design alloy wheels as well. The rear glass blends perfectly with the boot lid. Moving to the rear profile of the new generation Volkswagen Jetta, it sports sharper taillights and a subtle boot spoiler.

Interior of the sedan will also come with more premiumness compared to the current model. Based on the German automaker’s MQB platform it is larger than its predecessor ensuring more comfort and spaciousness for the occupants. Seat and upholstery materials have improved in quality as well and there are several new features introduced.

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The interior has a sporty cabin with familiar controls. The cabin comprises of a digital instrument cluster, large infotainment system integrated into the dashboard, a multi-functional three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, metallic accents and dark trims, etc.

On the powertrain front, new generation Volkswagen Jetta would carry the 150 hp generating 1.4-litre petrol engine alongside the larger 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor that is capable of kicking out 210 hp of peak power. The 1.8-litre engine capable of producing 170 hp could also continue in the new generation sedan.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Revealed - Price, Engine, Specs, Features, Interior, Mileage 3The seventh-generation global sedan sits on the increasingly popular lighter modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform which is also claimed to ensure better fuel-efficiency figures and driving dynamics. It has given the Jetta a longer, wider, and taller stance than before.

The cabin of the Jetta is more upscale with trapezoidal design, redesigned center stack with larger touchscreen, a versatile Digital Cockpit replacing the traditional instrument cluster on top-spec trims. The notable safety features are blind spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping system, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, etc.

It will be made available in six different trims namely S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and R-Line. The older six-speed automatic transmission has been ditched in favour of an eight-speed automatic while a six-speed manual is standard. Despite the huge changes, it will be priced lower than the outgoing model at $ 18,545 (Rs. 11.8 lakh) before destination.

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