Volkswagen unveils the new Jetta
Dubai, August 3, 2010
Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automotive manufacturer, has prsented its new generation Jetta, positioned as a more comfortable, sustainable and dynamic saloon with entirely new styling.
The new Jetta – developed in Germany and built in Mexico – is 4.64 metres long, 1.45 metres tall and 1.78 metres wide, making it nine centimetres longer than the previous model.
The extended wheelbase of the five-seat Jetta has enabled a rear seating layout that is significantly more comfortable, a statement said.
Compared to the previous model, legroom has now increased by 6.7 cm to 96.7 cm.
The new Jetta will be available in a variety of engines. The petrol range will include the 1.2 TSI (77 kW/ 105 hp), 1.4 TSI (90 kW/ 122 hp), 1.4 TSI (118 kW/ 160 hp), 2.0 MPI (85 kW/ 115 hp), 2.5 MPI (125 kW/ 170 hp) and the sporty 2.0 TSI top engine (147 kW/ 200 hp).
The Jetta will also be available with two diesel variants: the 1.6 TDI (77 kW/ 105 hp) and the 2.0 TDI (103 kW/ 140 hp).
The 1.2 TSI and 1.6 TDI engines are also available with the BlueMotion Technology package. Its technical features include a Start-Stop system and recovery of kinetic energy by battery regeneration.
The new Jetta 1.2 TSI with BlueMotion Technology consumes just 5.3 litres/100 km – an absolute top value for a petrol-powered saloon that can reach speeds of up to 190 km/hr. The 1.6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology has an even lower fuel consumption of 4.1 litres/100 km, making it one of the most fuel-efficient 4.6 metre saloons in the world.
“Volkswagen Middle East is striving to grow its regional market share, and one of our recipes for success is a clear focus on the customer and not just on the competition,” said Stefan Mecha, managing director of Volkswagen Middle East.
“That is what has made Volkswagen unique among high-volume carmakers, ever since the days when Ferdinand Porsche built the Beetle.”
The new Jetta takes this philosophy into the future with its excellent fuel economy and a comprehensive safety concept. ESP and a tyre pressure monitoring system are standard features in the car, and the previous model was already named “Top Safety Pick” in crash testing by the US organisation IIHS.
The new Jetta will be available at Volkswagen Middle East partners across the region in early 2011, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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