Volkswagen Jetta News

Video: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Joins the Infotainment Era
Video: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Joins the Infotainment Era

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is joining the infotainment era, bit by bit, with a newly available system that blends navigation and entertainment features into a single touchscreen-driven system. It's not as flexible as Ford's SYNC system, or the Kia UVO setup we tested this week in the 2011 Sportage...Read More»

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Live Photos

We're just back from our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. And before we get to the full review--how it handles, how it looks, how it feels and fulfills its mission--we have some eye candy for you. Shooting the Jetta wasn't so simple today. Leaving San Francisco in a grey shroud, I couldn't...Read More»

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Won't Join New Jetta Sedan Platform

Love the Jetta SportWagen, but no so enamored of the all-new 2011 Jetta Sedan? Well, you're in luck: straight from the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan first drive, our Executive Editor Marty Padgett has word from within VW that the SportWagen won't be joining the sedan on the new platform. Instead, it...Read More»

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Live Drive

  We let you ride shotgun yesterday while we went for a first drive in the 2011 Kia Sportage. Tomorrow, High Gear Media is taking you along for another spin--this time in the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. VW is prepping the Jetta for a fall launch. The pitch this time will be in returning the Jetta to...Read More»

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Video of the Day: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta In Motion

Yesterday it was the 2011 Kia Sportage--and tomorrow, High Gear Media will be driving the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in and around chilly San Francisco. The Jetta's being prepared for a fall launch, and VW promises it's a significantly better deal than before. The German engineering's still intact, but...Read More»

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Details Revealed

For those who have Teutonic tastes in family cars, Volkswagen has just unveiled its new 2011 Jetta. We already previewed the new Jetta, but now the official numbers have been released. The new car grows 3.5 inches, to 182.7 inches in overall length. Taller passengers will appreciated the gain in...Read More»

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New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Unveiled

The official U.S. unveiling happens tomorrow, but we've got an advance look at the next Volkswagen Jetta, thanks to AutoExpress.  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta won't be based on the Golf hatchback--it's moving to its own platform. Taking a few design cues from the NCC Concept that Volkswagen showed in...Read More»

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Volkswagen Launches Teaser Web Site For Upcoming Jetta

Volkswagen has joined the social-media bandwagon. The company has set up a Web site on which it will unveil its next Jetta on June 15. The site doesn't show a ton of information. As of now, the site simply shows a car that's under wraps, a countdown clock, the date and time of the unveil, and a...Read More»

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Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price

If we want to keep our vehicles as safe as they are and don't want to sacrifice performance either, improving fuel economy will come at a substantial extra cost per vehicle. That's the predictable conclusion made by a new National Academy of Sciences report released this week. The study had been...Read More»

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Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

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More Volkswagen Hybrids On The Way, Jetta May Be Next

Volkswagen has just taken the wraps off its new 2011 Touareg SUV, which in hybrid form delivers a V-8 like 375 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque from its V-6/electric motor combination and a relatively frugal fuel economy (European combined) of 29 mpg. However, this is just the tip of the...Read More»

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

Volkswagen unveiled a sleek New Compact Coupe concept, with a 45-mpg hybrid powertrain and an off-white leather interior with bucket seats for four. According to Volkswagen, “the New Compact Coupe (NCC) shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel-drive hybrid...Read More»

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The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy ratings. For instance, according to the EPA's Fuel Economy Guide information released last week, a 2010 Toyota Prius will cost...Read More»

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EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen NMS Replaces Passat, Phaeton to Return

Volkswagen of America president Stefan Jacoby has confirmed to High Gear Media that the new sedan to be built in Tennessee will effectively replace the VW Passat in North America--and that the former Phaeton sedan will return to the U.S. market. Speaking to journalists gathered to drive the new VW...Read More»

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Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Chalk it all up to Cash For Clunkers: The average gas mileage of new cars and light trucks sold during August reached a record high of 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent over the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The 23-mpg level equals the highest recorded average, back in August 2007, when gasoline neared...Read More»

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Car Review: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Hybrid or diesel? For car buyers seeking the highest possible fuel economy, this is one of the most basic questions that must be asked. Both powertrains offer higher mpg ratings and fuel-tank ranges than conventional gasoline engines. Of course, both also offer different driving experiences...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Audi Do The Right Thing With Transmission Issue

Volkswagen late last week issued a service program covering several Volkswagen and Audi models equipped with Direct Shift Gearboxes (DSG). In a release, Volkswagen Group of America reported that some owners of vehicles with the DSG transmission have reported “performance issues, due to a faulty...Read More»

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Spied: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Autoblog has posted spy shots of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta sedan on its Web site. The new Jetta was caught hot-weather testing in Arizona by KGP Photography wearing camouflage over its front and rear portions. The Jetta has been wearing the same sheetmetal since 2004, so by 2011, it will be time...Read More»

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High-Mileage Clean Diesels Get Big Clunker Incentives

Lots of carmakers are offering "Cash for Clunkers"-related deals--including Chrysler, which is simply giving buyers $4,500 back for any of its cars, regardless of tradein, and Hyundai, which even jumped the gun on the feds. Now, makers of new clean diesel models are jumping on the clunker caravan...Read More»