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Volkswagen India has launched the facelifted version of its stunning sedan model, Jetta. It is available in three trim levels of which, Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI Highline is a top end diesel variant in this lineup. This vehicle underwent some major changes in terms of interiors and exteriors as well. It features a new front radiator grille with three slats that are garnished with chrome. The bumper is slightly tweaked and the newly designed fog lamp enclosures gives it a refreshing look. No changes are made to its side profile, while its rear end looks stylish with the modified tail light cluster. Coming to interiors, it is equipped with a new flat bottom steering wheel and the infotainment system is also upgraded to provide the best in-car entertainment to its occupants. The car maker has powered this trim with a 2.0-litre diesel motor that is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission gear box. It is capable of producing 138.1bhp power in combination with torque output of 320Nm. Meanwhile, it comes loaded with many security features for the protection of its passengers. Some of these include anti lock braking system, electronic stability control, six airbag system, fatigue detection system, engine immobilizer and many others in the list. With all these new features, this sedan is sure to catch attention of a number of buyers.
The modifications to its exteriors are quite noticeable and also gives it a more attractive look. The highlight in its front fascia is the redesigned radiator grille, which features three horizontal slats that gets a neat chrome finish. At the center of this grille, the company's logo is also embossed. It is flanked by a large headlight cluster that is integrated with bi-xenon headlamps. Moreover, it also includes turn indicators as well as LED day time running lights. The revamped bumper is painted in body color and fitted with a new pair of fog lamps. It also features an air intake section that cools the engine in no time. The side profile looks very appealing with B-pillars, door handles and outside rear view mirrors, which are further integrated with side turn blinkers. It also has flared up wheel arches that are equipped with an attractive set of 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, its rear end has a new two piece tail light cluster with turn indicators and the stylish boot lid includes company's badge. The bumper is integrated with a pair of reflectors, while the windshield has a defogger.
The appealing interiors are undoubtedly one of the best things about this sleek sedan. Its roomy cabin is elegantly decorated with a dual tone color scheme. The major change inside is the new flat bottomed three spoke steering wheel, which features audio and cruise control switches. The two toned dashboard is equipped with square shaped air vents, center console and an illuminated instrument cluster. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with premium leather upholstery. The driver’s seat has the electrically adjustment function, while the rear one comes with 60:40 folding facility. The front seat features a center armrest with storage box and aspects like gear shift knob, hand brake grip as well as steering wheel are wrapped with fine leather. Apart from these, the cabin also includes sun glass holder, rear center armrest with two cup holders, door trim pockets and a lockable glove box compartment in which, many small things can be stored.
Engine and Performance:
The company has not made any changes to its technical specifications. It is fitted with the same 2.0-litre, In-line turbocharged diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1968cc. It has the ability to generate 138.1bhp at 4200rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 320Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm. With the help of a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, this sedan can generate a maximum mileage of 19.33 Kmpl on the bigger roads. While it can produce only 16.18 Kmpl within the city limits. This diesel motor is cleverly mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box, which allows it to attain a maximum speed of 210 Kmph that is quite remarkable for this segment. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 12 seconds from a standstill.
Braking and Handling :
The braking mechanism of this Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI Highline is quite advanced and it is further augmented by ABS along with brake assist and electronic differential lock (EDL). Its all the wheels are fitted with a set of disc brakes. It also comes with anti slip regulation system that helps in handling the sedan on slippery roads. On the other hand, it has a rack and pinion based power steering system, which is tilt and telescopic adjustable. It supports a minimum turning radius of 5.5 meters, which is quite good for this segment. The front axle of this sedan is assembled with a stabilizer along with coil spring and shock absorbers. While, the rear axle has a multi link suspension with a similar stabilizer. The car maker has given this sedan an ESC (electronic stability control) system.
This high end trim is blessed with a number of sophisticated features like dual zone climatronic air conditioning system along with rear AC vents helps in cooling the spacious cabin quickly. It has a multifunction steering wheel, which is mounted with audio, cruise and mobile control buttons. For enhancing the ambiance of the cabin, it has a dynamic RCD 510 touchscreen audio unit along with six CD changer and eight speakers that creates a pleasant ambiance inside the cabin. It also has some other input options like an Aux-in socket, Bluetooth connectivity, an adapter cable for connecting some external multimedia source along with SD card reader as well. It is also equipped with a mobile device interface MEDIA-IN adapter cable in glove box compartment. Apart from these, it is bestowed with 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat with proper lumbar support, front and rear park distance control with acoustic warning, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming interior mirror, front reading lights and many other such aspects.
This Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI Highline variant has many innovative protective features, which includes central locking system with remote control folding keys, an advanced electronic engine immobilizer along with engine and transmission guard, hill hold control and brake pad wear indicator. Its front seat belts comes with height adjustment function along with seat belt tensioner and reminder notification on instrument panel. In addition to these, it has anti slip regulation, electronic differential lock, ESC, ABS with brake assist and so on. It also has driver and side passenger airbag along with front passenger airbag deactivation function and is also integrated with side and curtain airbags.
1. Updated exteriors makes it look quite attractive.
2. Spacious boot compartment is a big plus point.
1. High maintenance cost is a disadvantage.
2. Fuel efficiency is not as good as other competitors.
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