- Dr. Herbert Diess to Take Over as Chairman of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on July 1st
- Matthias Müller Joins Volkswagen Group Board of Management
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The totally new Jetta ushers in the fifth generation of the most successful European car in the United States. From New York to San Francisco, over 2.2 million units of the perennial bestseller have been sold. Specially designed for the American market, the new Jetta is the first Volkswagen to feature a new chrome front grille which will soon be seen in similar form on other new Volkswagen models. The elegant rear section and powerful silhouette accentuate the totally new design. The new Jetta has grown in every respect compared with its predecessor. The body is 25mm wider (1.76 m), 15mm taller (1.46 m) and 182mm longer (4.55 m). The results are obvious: the new Jetta is sleeker, more elegant, more dynamic and progressive. A European sedan in the best sense, the Jetta offers unsurpassed ergonomics and a spacious interior.
Engines with high class technology: The sporty appearance of the new Jetta is backed up by its innovative technology. Engines: a new 110kw/150hp 5-cylinder engine was specially developed for North America. A high-tech powertrain with sporty ambitions that you really can feel: The Jetta’s five-cylinder engine enables excellent acceleration even at low rpms and takes the Jetta from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds. The Jetta easily reaches speeds of over 129 mph. Even at high-speeds, the four-valve Jetta engine keeps the decibel level low.