VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner
201 - 220 of 1267 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,363 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
9,939 Posts
Is that a light face lift for 2018? The 2017's don't have that bumper.
I believe it's the Wolfsburg Edition. Scroll down here: http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/section/design/

Here's what's strange with 2018s:
- The Wolfsburg Edition gets "sport bumpers" that are very similar to GLI bumpers and 16" wheels. WE engine: 1.4TSI
- There's a new Jetta SE Sport: 17" black painted wheels, 1.8TSI engine, and the standard Jetta bumpers.

Why not put the GLI-style bumpers on the "Sport" model?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,395 Posts
I believe it's the Wolfsburg Edition. Scroll down here: http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/section/design/

Here's what's strange with 2018s:
- The Wolfsburg Edition gets "sport bumpers" that are very similar to GLI bumpers and 16" wheels. WE engine: 1.4TSI
- There's a new Jetta SE Sport: 17" black painted wheels, 1.8TSI engine, and the standard Jetta bumpers.

Why not put the GLI-style bumpers on the "Sport" model?
At least the wheels on this years Sport model are much better looking than the last Mk6 1.8t Sport. Sadly, the two tone upholstery didn't come back to the new model and, most importantly, it's auto only. Hard pass.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,960 Posts
I believe it's the Wolfsburg Edition. Scroll down here: http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/section/design/

Here's what's strange with 2018s:
- The Wolfsburg Edition gets "sport bumpers" that are very similar to GLI bumpers and 16" wheels. WE engine: 1.4TSI
- There's a new Jetta SE Sport: 17" black painted wheels, 1.8TSI engine, and the standard Jetta bumpers.

Why not put the GLI-style bumpers on the "Sport" model?
Wolfsburg editions always baffle me. Actually, End of Model life models confuse me. What decisions go into creating these editions? Is VW just trying to use up excess orders for particular parts?
 

·
Registered
A chili pepper and an empty crate.
Joined
·
8,941 Posts
Enhance:

Looks like it's the car in the original spy shots with production chrome and color-matched trim & moldings:
Lots of similarities, especially the grill. I'm not sure if it's just the angle or if the C pillar area is different though. I don't know if the sneak-preview has room for the fixed glass behind the rear doors.
 

·
Registered
M340i xDrive
Joined
·
9,131 Posts
Seems like it's a dud driving-wise.

autoblog.com said:
The road course revealed a few other things: the '19 Jetta is soft. Very soft. One of the Jetta engineers who rode along for a few laps told me that the company had gotten feedback from consumers that even the last-gen car, a very Americanized product for VW, rode too stiffly for many of them. A softer, more compliant car might please the masses, but it feels even less Teutonic than before.


https://www.autoblog.com/2017/12/11/2019-volkswagen-jetta-prototype-first-drive-review/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,482 Posts
So it'll ride like an Elantra...? That's kinda funny.

Edit to add, those are some ugly wheels.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,752 Posts
The road course revealed a few other things: the '19 Jetta is soft. Very soft. One of the Jetta engineers who rode along for a few laps told me that the company had gotten feedback from consumers that even the last-gen car, a very Americanized product for VW, rode too stiffly for many of them.

Unfortunately automakers will numb the steering and and suspension feedback when in reality what all of them should be doing is stop using rubber bands for tires!!

Bring back sidewall height and the world will be a better place, for many reasons.
 
201 - 220 of 1267 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top