New Looks and Updated Technology
VW introduced the all-new Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show
. While VW didnít dramatically rethink the four-door, it did infuse a sleeker look to it thanks to the new MQB platform it shares with the Golf, Audi TT, and A3. While itís very much VW in the front, you can definitely see some Audi influence on the sides and the rear.
The new Jetta is bigger and about an inch longer than the outgoing model, with shorter overhangs. Aluminum-alloy wheels and full LED lighting come standard.
There is more room on the inside, including headroom. Designers also re-did the interior with more soft-touch materials. New fabric colors and designs adorn the seats and door trim. VW also added a new 5-liter center storage console that fits a standard iPad.
Inside, it also receives some sorely needed tech updates. A rearview camera comes standard. Available premium features include Volkswagenís Audi-esque Digital Cockpit with full-screen navigation views, along with 10-color ambient lighting. Other premium offerings include a panoramic sunroof and heated and ventilated leather seats.
Itís also the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer an available 400-watt BeatsAudio sound system.