2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The current Jetta has been around for a while and it didn’t really change much since 2010. In fact the current model is still rocking the PQ35 architecture which is just old at this point. Luckily a new model is already on its way and it looks like VW finished the development process only recently. Even though so far we have only seen the camouflaged version of the car, there have been people who already drove the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. It looks like there are some good changes as well as some that may have been omitted. Even so, the new model is definitely an overall improvement, so let’s take a closer look and see what is better about it.


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The suspension system is probably the biggest change with the new platform.

Unlike its predecessor, the upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is going to boast VW’s all new MQB modular architecture. This has been underpinning the Golf for a while and it finally looks like the sedan will come with it. 2020 RAM 2500 spied!!

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The suspension system is probably the biggest change with the new platform.

While we would have loved to see the independent system, it looks like the new Jetta will actually come with a torsion beam rear axle. This definitely lowers the production costs but it will also give the car slightly more room in the trunk.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Image source: autoweek.com – New Jetta 2019

Sadly this type of suspension is worse than an independent setup, so we do hope VW will change it in the future. Thanks to the new platform the new car will also be lighter and more structurally sound. Read about Jetta on Wikipedia…

The latter will translate in better NVH levels, likely a better set of driving characteristics as well as better crash protection.


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Release, Price

As the camouflaged version of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was pretty much ready, it is safe to assume the production model is not far off. We can expect the new car to hit the market some time in the mid of 2018 with a base price of under $20,000.

In Europe the car will be even cheaper, but this is mostly because the car will also come with less equipment than in the US.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Image source: autoguide.com – 2019 VW Jetta Spied

Interior

So far the Jetta has been using mostly the same interior as the Golf and it looks like this is not going to change all that much. The upcoming model is set to receive VW’s great 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster alongside one of the two MIB2 infotainment systems.

These will offer 6.5 or 8.0 inch screens and they will be a major improvement over what was previously available.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Image source: trucktrend.com – VW Jetta TDI Interior

Sadly the larger unit from the new Golf is not going to be available which is a bit of a shame. Another big upgrade in here has to be the available space. Thanks to the new platform, the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta also offers quite a bit more passenger space which is always nice in a sedan.


Competition

Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla


Redesign

It looks like in the front the car will feature roughly the same grille and headlights as the Passat.

Through the camouflage we can clearly see the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is not going to be all that different from their other cars. It looks like in the front the car will feature roughly the same grille and headlights as the Passat.

The bumper will be closer to that of the Golf though and with the help of the arched roof, it definitely looks sportier than ever before. Probably the only drawback we see with this design has to be the rear end which still looks a bit too dated for our taste.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Image source: digitaltrends.com – 2019 Volkswagen Jetta teased

Colors

Deep Black Pearl, Pure White, Platinum Gray Metallic, Tornado Red, Cardinal Red Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Black, Dark Bronze Metallic


Engine, Specs

The US version of the Jetta is going to ditch its 1.8 and 2.0 liter engines, at least for now.

The US version of the Jetta is going to ditch its 1.8 and 2.0 liter engines, at least for now. Instead, the car will come equipped with a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline-four unit good for 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

This will drive the front wheels via an 8 speed automatic only.

Even though it offers less power than the larger engine, it should offer considerably better fuel efficiency which is quite important these days.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Image source: automobilemag.com – 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI engine shown

In the future the car is also likely going to receive a 2.0 liter turbo-four in the form of a GLI model. This one should boast well over 230 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque while a manual gearbox should also be in store.

The European model will likely add a set of diesels and likely a lower power 1.0 liter TSI engine.


Safety

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Manual 1.4T SSafety features
Stability Controlyes
Tire Pressure Monitoryes
Fog Lampsno
Night Visionno
Parking Aidno
Traction Controlyes
Daytime Running Lightsyes
Brakes-ABSyes
Child Safety Rear Door Locksyes
Air Bag Side Body Frontyes


Comparison

Volkswagen Jetta Vs Toyota Corolla Altis Test Drive Comparison

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