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International Driving Presentation of the New Jetta
San Francisco, July 2010
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All mpg data are forecast EPA values for the USA; all l/100 km data are forecast
NEDC values for Europe.
To the Point
German Engineering – Volkswagen Presents the New Jetta
Sporty and economical: Jetta is one of the world’s most fuel-efficient saloons
Avant-garde: Jetta styling follows the new Volkswagen “Design DNA”
• Wolfsburg / San Francisco, July 2010. Of all the European brand
saloons in America, the Jetta is the most successful. What’s more:
with 9.6 million units sold, it is a world bestseller. Now, there is a
new generation Jetta. Larger and more comfortable, sustainable
and dynamic – with entirely new styling. As a tribute to the US
market, in June Volkswagen introduced the new model in a world
premiere at New York’s Times Square. Volkswagen is also showing
its loyalty to America in its choice of location for the successful
model’s international driving presentation – it is being held on the
West Coast in San Francisco. The sixth generation Jetta will begin its
market introduction phase in the heart of California.
• The saloon – developed in Germany and built in Mexico – makes
great strides forward in both concept and styling. Never before
was a Jetta this large. The new model is 182.7 inches long in the
US version and 4.64 metres long in the European version, 57.1 inches
(1.45 metres) tall and 70.1 inches (1.78 metres) wide. This makes the
Volkswagen 3.54 inches (9 centimetres) longer than the previous
model. The inter lay of its exterior dimensions generates a powerful
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ratio of proportions. In parallel, the new Volkswagen “design DNA”
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for the USA; sharpens its style. This has resulted in clear precise lines and
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athletical ly muscular surfaces, which give the saloon an image of
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values for Europe timeless elegance and dynamic styling.
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• Designers and engineers have also crafted the interior right down to
the last detail; now, the five-seater’s quality and perfection in details
clearly go beyond class boundaries. The extended wheelbase of the
five-seat Jetta has enabled a rear seating layout that is significantly
more comfortable. Compared to the previous model, legroom has
now increased by 2.6 inches (6.7 cm) to 38.1 inches (96.7 cm).
• German engineering is the key word that captures the attention of
many customers in the USA. German engineering and craftsmanship
reflect the highest level of quality and efficient technology. The new
Jetta is a prime example; a look at its range of engines (77 kW / 105 PS
to 147 kW / 200 PS) makes this abundantly clear: As a turbodiesel
with the latest common rail direct injection, it sets standards in fuel
economy. The US version with a 103 kW / 140 PS TDI Clean Diesel
(conforming to the BIN 5 emissions standard) attains a top fuel
economy of 42 mpg Highway (combined cycle: 34 mpg); this makes
the Jetta one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. In
Europe, Volkswagen will be introducing a 77 kW / 105 PS engine as its
smallest TDI in 2011. Its fuel economy in the BlueMotion Technology
version: a sensational 4.2 l/100 km – a best value for a saloon in the
4.6 metre class.
• Volkswagen has systematically tailored its US equipment versions
(S, SE, SEL, TDI and GLI) to the wishes of American car drivers, and
has developed one of the most attractive saloons in its class. The
already well-equipped base version will launch at prices starting
at 15,995 US dollars (European prices will be announced for the
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Jetta Trendline, Comfortline and Highline when ordering begins in
individual countries). In parallel, Volkswagen has designed a second
version of the safety chassis specifically for America.
• By 2018, Volkswagen of America aims to triple its annual sales volume
to about 800,000 vehicles between the East and West coasts. The new
Jetta will play a key role here. Today, Jettas are already being sold
in the USA at a rate of up to 110,000 units annually, and Volkswagen
intends to grow this figure. One of its recipes for success: a clear
focus on the customer and not just on the competition. That is what
has made Volkswagen unique among high-volume carmakers, ever
since the days when Ferdinand Porsche built the Beetle.
• The 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 this car, and the
previous model was already named “Top Safety Pick” in crash testing
by the US organisation IIHS. Along with its optimal occupant crash
safety, the car has further advanced pedestrian safety features as well.
The workmanship quality is pioneering. The new Jetta addresses the
automotive challenges of our time better than the vast majority of
the competition − with a remarkably comfortable interior, a stylish
and powerful design and maximum efficiency.
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