2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Debut

June 17, 2010

Every few years, Volkswagen executes the necessary changes and hopeful improvements on its Jetta model to keep the name going for years to come. In 2011, Volkswagen's latest Jetta will be released and with this newest edition comes its best enhancements yet.

One of the most important factors when purchasing a new car is obviously the price, and with a starting price right around $16,000 the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will remain very competitive in this aspect when compared to other similar sedans.

There will be four engine options for North American markets including one diesel option that should continue to fuel Volkswagen’s popularity in the diesel car segment. The other options include a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, a 2.5-liter five cylinder engine, and the aforementioned turbodiesel, which displaces 2.0-liters as well.

According to Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., the “2011 Jetta is a class-up driving experience with the kind of styling, design and power under the hood normally found in more expensive luxury cars. At an extremely attractive price, this car is sophisticated, fun to drive and practical.”

With that said, it is easy to distinguish many of the European exterior styling elements that can be similarly seen on various Audi models. These styling points include the curvature of the wheel wells, the sleek lines passing through the mid section of the sedan’s body and the low profile of the back end of the car. In terms of numerical specifications, it is now more than three and a half inches longer than the previous generation Jetta at 182.7 inches long. With its wide stance, the Jetta no longer encompasses the feel of a scrawny sedan aimed primarily at practicality.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in the U.S. market in October. It comes with a premium interior that emulates design features from the more upscale Volkswagen CC model. Besides six standard airbags, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta also comes standard with safety features like electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring. This latest generation of the Jetta appears to be a great bang for the buck vehicle, but we’ll have to wait and see just how well the engines performance compared the rest of its competition before calling it “the best.”


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