The new German sedan Volkswagen Jetta, the 7th generation, is officially presented as part of the Detroit Auto Show 2020. We offer our reader an overview of Volkswagen Jetta 2019-2020 – photos and video, price and specifications, technical characteristics of a potential novelty of the Russian market. The new generation Volkswagen Jetta will appear in Russia in early 2020, moving across the Atlantic Ocean directly from the Volkswagen plant in Mexico.
By the way, it is in Mexico that car enthusiasts will be the first to appreciate the new four-door German Volkswagen Jetta 7 sedan, where auto sales will start in the first quarter of 2020. In the second quarter, a new Jetta will appear at the American dealers, the price of the Volkswagen Jetta 7 sedan moving to the modern modular MQB platform will be $ 18545 in the US, which is even less than the initial cost of the predecessor model for $ 100.
It is worth noting that the new Volkswagen Jetta 7th generation sedan is not a Volkswagen Golf 7 hatchback with a three-body body, but a completely independent model. Perhaps in this fact it is difficult to believe, but the German manufacturer for the first time in almost 40-year history of the model created Jettu, not starting from the Golf. However, the manufacturer, of course, does not hide the unification of models, the general modular platform and some aggregates, but … the new Jetta was created with an eye on the American market and preferences of its motorists, not European ones. The retiring sedan of the last generation in America in the last year of 2019 found in America more than 116,000 copies (we add here a fairly capacious Mexican market), and in Europe for the same period sold (ridiculous to say) … less than 7,000 cars. So in Detroit immediately announced that the Volkswagen Jetta 7 sedan is not planned to be sold in Europe. The only exceptions are Russia and some CIS countries.
Designers awarded the new four-door sedan with original and stylish appearance. At the same time the new Jetta flaunts a predatory and aggressive front part of the body with a wide falshradiatornoy grating in the embrace of narrow LED headlights with headlights with brackets for daytime running lights. The body abounds with strict horizontal lines attributing both the front and rear parts of the body, and the sides of the sedan. And how great are the additional windows in the rear racks, like a business-class sedan. Add to the arsenal of the appearance of the novelty of the circular wheel arches, a neat stern with a compact boot lid, topped with a spoiler embossing, and LED parking lights with excellent graphics. A beautiful car, is not it?
- The external dimensions of the body of the Volkswagen Jetta 2019-2020 are 4702 mm in length, 1799 mm in width, 1459 mm in height, with 2686 mm of wheelbase.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Jetta increased in size in all directions, adding 43 mm in length, 21 mm in width, and 6 mm in height, while the distance between the axes increased by 35 mm. The front overhang was reduced by 10 mm, and the rear, by contrast, increased by 18 mm.
Body sedan Volkswagen Jetta new generation demonstrates better than the predecessor by 10%, aerodynamic characteristics with the values of 0.27 Cx.
The five-seater salon of the novelty welcomes the driver and passengers with modern and original architecture of the front panel and the center console, comfortable front seats with expressive lateral support and cozy rear seats. There is a digital multifunctional instrument panel Digital Cockpit, an advanced multimedia system with a color 8-inch display (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, MirrorLink, navigation, rear-view camera), Climatronic two-zone climate control, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electric adjustment, heated and ventilation, audio system BeatsNew Audio, ambient background LED interior lighting with a choice of 10 colors of light, leather trim, panoramic roof – such as equipment of rich complete sets.
Initial versions of such wealth can not please, so that the instrument panel is an ordinary analog with a monochrome screen of the on-board computer, a multimedia with a screen of a smaller size of 6.5-inches, air conditioning or climate control, fabric seats, first-row seats with mechanical adjustments.
The modular platform of the Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), based on the model, provides the next generation of the Volkswagen Jetta with a solid set of security systems: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function, High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning. LED headlights and headlamps with LED filling, as well as a rear-view camera are the basic equipment, which, perhaps, is a unique offer in this class.
The luggage compartment of the new Jetta sedan will accommodate 510 liters of cargo, which is less than the younger brother of the Volkswagen Virtus sedan with its 521-liter boot.
Technical characteristics of the Volkswagen Jetta 2019-2020.
The front suspension of the model is independent with the McPherson struts, but the rear semi-independent with a torsion bar. Circular disc brake, parking brake with electric drive, front drive.
Under the hood from the start of sales, only one gasoline four-cylinder turbocharged engine 1.4 TSI (150 HP 250 Nm), combined, according to the choice of the buyer, with both 6 manual transmission and 8 automatic transmission.
Perhaps closer to the end of the year in the engine compartment of the sedan will be a more powerful 174-strong gasoline engine 2.0 TSI for the “heated” version of the Volkswagen Jetta GT.