Facelifted Volkswagen Jetta now available
First launched back in 2010, Volkswagen has given its stalwart sixth generation Jetta compact sedan a subtle mid-life makeover to reflect the German automaker’s latest design language.
Mostly limited to cosmetic enhancements, the Jetta features a resigned front and rear bumper, chrome plated grille, headlights now incorporating daytime running LED’s, redesigned taillight clusters and a new bootlid. Changes to the interior is also subtle and includes a new multi-function steering wheel, revised centre console now incorporating the firm’s Multi Device infotainment system, and upgraded interior trim.
Powertrain options remain unchanged and consists out of a three turbocharged TSI petrol engines and two TDI turbodiesels. Transmission options are also carried over with petrol models having the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG, while a five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG could be have on the base 1.6-litre TDI with the range topping 2.0-litre oil burner featuring a six-speed version of the latter with no manual option.
Engine specs and price
|Model||Power / Torque||Price (R)|
|1.2 TSI Trendline||77 kW / 175 N.m||258 000|
|1.4 TSI Trendline||90 kW / 200 N.m||272 500|
|1.4 TSI Comfortline||90 kW / 200 N.m||286 700|
|1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG||90 kW / 200 N.m||302 700|
|1.4 TSI Highline DSG||118 kW / 240 N.m||331 900|
|1.6 TDI Comfortline||77 kW / 250 N.m||302 900|
|1.6 TDI Comfortline DSG||77 kW / 250 N.m||318 900|
|2.0 TDI Highline DSG||103 kW / 320 N.m||358 900|
IMAGE sourced from www.vw.co.za
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