New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Grows in Size but Shrinks in Price

New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Grows in Size but Shrinks in Price

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new 2019 VW Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. That, VW promises, means more presence on the road and more cabin space inside, not to mention closing the gap between the new Jetta and Audi's A3 sedan.

Deliveries of VW passenger cars and light commercial vehicles could increase 14.6 percent to 7.75 million units by 2025 from 6.76 million previous year, IHS data indicated. More chrome trim has been fitted, while LED lighting is standard. The wheelbase grows from 104.4 inches to 105.7 inches, while the overhangs shrink to even out the proportions.

It's slightly longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, too - which is not unexpected as Americans seek out roomier rides. Our Jetta is a unique design different from the. Leather seating surfaces are optional. Dual-zone automatic climate control can be added, while Driver Personalization for up to four individuals is standard. Customizable features include: driver seat memory, driver assistance system preferences, temperature, ambient lighting color, radio presets, navigation view, and more. Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models feature come standard with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display, which features a reconfigurable display. Also available is VW's "Car-Net" infotainment upgrade, which gives buyers a collection of connected vehicles services, including smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

A rearview camera comes standard while forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, high beam control and lane departure warning are all optional. Automatic post-collision braking is also available.

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The 2019 Jetta is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A new 6-speed manual transmission is standard, while an 8-speed automatic is optional on the base model and standard on higher trims.

Some of that interior room is used for storage, including a new 5-liter center console that's big enough to fit a full-size iPad, according to VW. Actual EPA figures will have to wait until closer to the sedan's launch, however. The new Jetta rolls up to US VW dealers' lots in just a few months (the second quarter of 2018) starting at $18,545, which the company points out is about $100 less than the outgoing model.

Four trim lines will be offered at launch: S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium.

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