This company is the fully owned subsidiary of the German automobile company has officially rolled out the facelifted version of its premium sedan Volkswagen Jetta in the country's car bazaar. This latest version received quite a few changes in terms of its exteriors and interiors. However, there are no mechanical changes made to this vehicle and it continuous to extract power from the same 1.4-litre TSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines, which are currently available in the outgoing models. Both these engines are available with six speed manual transmission gearbox as standard feature. However, the diesel version is also available with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission option. At the same time, the manufacturer has also retained all its trim levels including Trendline Comfortline and Highline for the buyers to choose from. To start with its exteriors, both its front and rear profiles received a slight modification that renders it a brand new look. Its headlight cluster gets a minor tweak, while the radiator grille is now fitted with three horizontally positioned slats. Furthermore, the bumper and the fog lamps have been modified, which makes it look refreshing. As far as interiors are concerned, this latest model gets a brand new three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel that certainly gives a sporty appeal to the cabin. Furthermore, its top end AT version gets this steering wheel with paddle shifters that provides additional convenience. At the same time, there are a few high-gloss black accents used inside, especially in its cockpit that changes the entire look of the interiors. Now, the manufacturer is offering cruise control system as a standard feature across all the variants in this series. On the other hand, this sedan is now available with an improved 'RCD 510' touchscreen infotainment system with 6-disc CD changer including eight speakers, which delivers exceptional sound output and keeps the occupants entertained. Apart from these, the manufacturer has retained most of the comfort and features from the outgoing model. It is bestowed with advanced comfort aspects including a dual zone 'Climatronic' automatic AC unit, cooled glove box unit, heat insulating glass in side and rear windows along with electrically operated windows and outside mirrors. In terms of safety aspects, all the variants in this series have identical set of features like electronic differential lock, hill hold control, six airbags along with engine and transmission guard. Furthermore, it also gets an advanced electronic stability control function and anti slip regulation, which helps to keep the vehicle stable irrespective of the road condition. At present, the manufacturer has placed this vehicle against the likes of Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and Renault Fluence in the Indian automobile market. Like any other model of this company, this latest sedan is also available with unlimited kilometer warranty for two years, which is impressive.
Although there are minor tweaks made to the exteriors, the latest looks to be stunning owing to its new set of cosmetics. Both its front and rear facets have been updated, while its side profile remains unchanged. To start with the rear, this sedan gets a brand new two-piece taillight cluster that houses elegant brake lighting pattern along with turn indicators. The back door too received a slight bit of update and it is skilfully decorated with a lot of chrome accents. Furthermore, it is embodied with the iconic company's logo that enhances its elegance. The rear bumper has been retained and it is fitted with a pair of reflectors for additional protection. Its side profile has a decent structure wherein, its door handles and the ORVM caps are painted in body color. Furthermore, the external wing mirrors are integrated with LED turn blinkers that adds to the elegance, while providing additional safety. Its base and mid range trims are blessed with a set of 'Sedona' alloy wheels, while the top end variant gets a stylish 'Atlanta' lightweight rims, which gives it a sporty look. Coming to the frontage, this sedan looks completely refreshing owing to its redesigned bumper. It is now designed with a massive air intake section along with reshaped fog lamps that distinguishes its new look. The radiator grille too gets a new design, as it is now fitted with three horizontally positioned chrome slats, which are embedded with company's insignia. The headlight cluster remains to be same but, it is now housed with bi-xenon headlamps along with LED daytime running lights. However, this feature is available in the Highline variants only, while its remaining trims gets halogen headlamps as standard feature.
This newly introduced sedan has an impressive length of 4659mm along with a decent width of 1778mm. Its overall height stands at just 1453mm and the minimum ground clearance at 159mm. It also has a long wheelbase of 2648mm, which makes the cabin spacious and offers better leg space.
Coming to the interiors, this newly introduced model retains most of the design from its predecessor. However, there are a lot of high-gloss black accents used on its dashboard and steering wheel, which gives it a breathtaking new look. The seats are slightly more ergonomically designed, which further enhances the comfort to the occupant. At the same time, its side bolsters and head restraints provide excellent support to the body right from the neck to thighs. Its cabin is done up with an attractive dual tone color scheme and is further complimented by a few wood accents given on door panels and dashboard. Its center fascia has a massive structure where, it houses an advanced infotainment system along with an audio unit and several control switches. Its steering wheel gets a new three spoke and flat-bottomed design and it is decorated with a few metallic accents. Furthermore, it also houses a few multi-functional switches, which provides additional convenience to the driver. The car maker has also updated the instrument cluster by giving it a twin-tube design and it is garnished with metallic accents. It also has a multi-functional screen that display all the essential information like vehicle's speed, fuel gauge, engine temperature and various other warning functions.
At present, this luxury sedan is available in a total of three trim levels namely Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. All these variants are now available with cruise control system, which certainly provides an effortless driving experience. Among these, its Trendline is the base variant that is equipped with all the standard comfort features like front center armrest with storage compartment, leather package for steering wheel including gearshift selector, split foldable rear seat back rest, illuminated glove box unit, multi-functional display and fabric seat upholstery. Furthermore, this trim also has cooled glove box, tilt adjustable steering wheel, heat insulating windscreen, illuminated vanity mirrors, height adjustable front seats and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors heating function. The manufacturer has also equipped it with a 'Climatronic' automatic dual zone AC unit including rear air vents, which regulates the air temperature inside. Beside these, its mid range Comfortline trim has aspects like sunglass holder, leather upholstery, rain sensors, parking assistance, lumbar support for driver's seat, storage pocket for front seat back, front reading lights and automatic headlight activation function. On the other hand, its high end variant is blessed with 12-way electrically adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support and a multi-functional steering wheel with paddle shifters.
Like mentioned earlier, this latest version has an ample cabin space with great leg and shoulder room that can make the journey quite comfortable to the occupants. It also has a massive boot volume, whose storage capacity can be extended by folding the rear bench seat in desired split ratio. At the same time, it is also fitted with a massive 55-litre fuel tank that is helpful to plan longer trips.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The manufacturer is offering its diesel version with both six speed manual and DSG automatic transmission gearbox. Its manual version has the ability to reach a top speed of 210 Kmph, while the trim with auto gearbox can go up to 208 Kmph. However, both these trims can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in approximately 9 seconds. On the other hand, its petrol engine is skilfully mated to a six speed manual transmission gearbox, which allows it to achieve a top speed of 202 Kmph. In the meantime, it can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in approximately 10 seconds.
Engine and Performance
At present, the manufacturer is offering this model series with one petrol and diesel engine option. Its petrol trims are equipped with a 1.4-litre TSI engine that has stratified direct fuel injection system. It is based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and 16-valves, which displaces 1390cc. This power plant is also integrated with a turbocharger that enhances its power and performance. It can churn out 120.33bhp of peak power at 5000rpm and yields a hammering torque of 200Nm between 1500 to 4000rpm. The manufacturer has skilfully paired this motor to a six speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits the torque output to its front wheels. One the other hand, its diesel trims are fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI engine that displaces 1968cc. It is also integrated with a turbocharger, but its fuel injection is based on common rail direct injection system. This DOHC based, 4-cylinder engine can churn out a maximum power of 138.1bhp at 4200rpm and yields a hammering torque output in the range of 1750 to 2500rpm. This power plant is available with an option to choose from six speed manual and DSG automatic transmission gearbox.
Its 1.4-litre petrol engine is integrated with a stratified direct fuel injection technology. This helps it to give away a minimum mileage of 12 Kmpl on city roads, which goes up to a maximum of 15 Kmpl on highways. On the other hand, its 2.0-litre engine is incorporated with a critically acclaimed common rail fuel injection system. This enables the motor to give away a peak mileage of approximately 17 to 19.33 Kmpl.
Power of Volkswagen Jetta
Its petrol engine comprises of 4 in-line cylinders and is integrated with a turbocharger and an inter cooler. This 1390cc engine has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 120.33bhp along with a hammering torque of 200Nm. On the other hand, its turbocharged diesel engine also has 4-cylinders based on DOHC valve configuration. It can produce a maximum power of 138.1bhp in combination with a mammoth torque of 320Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
Its base trim gets an advanced 'RCD 220' audio unit with a CD player and four speakers along with a few connectivity ports for USB and AUX-In devices. While the mid range trim is blessed with an 'RCD 320' audio system that also features Bluetooth connectivity. On the other hand, its top end version is blessed with a refined 'RCD 510' touchscreen infotainment system featuring 6-disc CD changer along with an advanced Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free operation. At the same time, the control switches for this unit have been mounted on a new flat-bottomed steering wheel, which adds to the convenience. On the other hand, buyers can personalize its exteriors and interiors with a slew of styling features like body graphics, roof rails, deck-lid spoiler, side skirts and door visors.
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Braking & Handling
The manufacturer has equipped both its front and rear wheels with a sturdy set of disc brakes, which are further loaded with superior brake calipers. In addition to these, there is an anti-lock braking system including brake assist function that helps to augment this mechanism. At the same time, it also has an electronic stability program that keeps the vehicle agile by reducing the loss of traction. This sedan also gets a robust suspension system wherein, its front axle gets a coil spring system featuring shock absorbers and stabilizers. At the same time, its rear axle gets multi-link suspension system loaded with stabilizer bars, which helps to keep this sedan well balanced. Furthermore, it is also integrated with a rack and pinion based electric power assisted steering that has speed sensitive function, which supports a minimum turning radius of 5.5-meters.
Safety & Security
All the variants in this model series are blessed with same set of safety features, which ensures maximized protection to the occupants. The list includes break pad wear indicator, retro reflectors in all four doors, six airbags, engine guard, central locking system with 2 remote control folding keys, three rear head restraints and an advanced engine immobilizer. This model series also has electronic stability control, ABS with brake assist function, anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock, hill hold control and height adjustable front seat belts.
All the variants in this series are blessed with sturdy set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which are further embedded with company's logo. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres, which provides superior grip, irrespective of the road condition.
1. Safety features are at par with other sedans.
2. Performance of the diesel engine is quite good.
3. Acceleration and pickup is rather impressive.
4. Improvement in infotainment system adds to its advantage.
5. Refreshed exterior cosmetics renders it a new look.
1. Price range is very expensive.
2. Fuel tank and boot capacity is not as good as other competitors.
3. Low ground clearance is a cause of concern.
4. There is no improvement in fuel efficiency.
5. More updates can be given to interior design.
Volkswagen Jetta price
|2.0L TDI Trendline |
|15.95 Lakh ||16.15 Lakh ||16.34 Lakh ||16.14 Lakh ||16.27 Lakh ||16.23 Lakh ||16.38 Lakh
|2.0L TDI Comfortline |
|17.89 Lakh ||18.13 Lakh ||18.34 Lakh ||18.12 Lakh ||18.26 Lakh ||18.21 Lakh ||18.38 Lakh
|2.0L TDI Highline |
|19.83 Lakh ||20.1 Lakh ||20.33 Lakh ||20.1 Lakh ||20.25 Lakh ||20.19 Lakh ||20.37 Lakh
|2.0L TDI Highline AT |
|20.89 Lakh ||21.18 Lakh ||21.42 Lakh ||21.17 Lakh ||21.34 Lakh ||21.26 Lakh ||21.46 Lakh
|1.4 TSI Trendline |
|14.78 Lakh ||14.96 Lakh ||15.13 Lakh ||14.95 Lakh ||15.07 Lakh ||15.04 Lakh ||15.17 Lakh
|1.4 TSI Comfortline |
|16.33 Lakh ||16.54 Lakh ||16.73 Lakh ||16.53 Lakh ||16.66 Lakh ||16.62 Lakh ||16.77 Lakh