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Volkswagen Jetta Review: Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

By Satish Kalepu; August 29, 2008

The German carmaker, Volkswagen, has launched its latest model, Jetta, in the Indian car market. The new model is here to take on Honda City and SX4, however, its price is nowhere near to both the models. Its other close competitors are Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Verna. The car is currently being assembled at the Aurangabad factory of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Jetta

Specifications

The new Jetta has been launched in petrol and diesel versions in three variants in India - Jetta 1.6 litre petrol, Jetta 1.9 litre Trendline diesel, 1.9 Litre Comfortline diesel, with DSG automatic transmission. The 1.6 litre petrol version and 1.9 litre diesel version is also available as five-speed manual transmission. The new Jetta can run to maximum speed of 188 kmph with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 litre petrol variant delivers 102PS of peak power and 148 NM of torque. It can be accelerated from 0-100 km in 12.2 seconds. On the other hand, the 1.9 litre diesel engine is capable of delivering 105PS of maximum power and 250nm of peak torque available from 1900 rpm. It is available in three trims: Magna, Sports and the Asta. The overall German technology promises to be a hopeful story in India too.

Volkswagen Jetta

Exterior & interior

One of the most popular cars in Europe, Jetta, is known for its sporty design and excellent quality clubbed with superior safety features. The four door car sports and attractive look with a sleek design and stylish exteriors. The overall design of the new VW Jetta speaks comfort, convenience and infotainment features.

Volkswagen Jetta

It has all the features of an entry level sedan lined with luxury including climatic controls, alloy wheels, power mirrors, metallic paint. The boot is large and spacious with 527 litre capacity but lacks the extra spare wheel. The Sports model is laden with luxury features like central locking with remote, all 4 power windows, air-conditioning with climatic control, electro-magnetic power steering,  ABS anti-lock braking system, etc.

Volkswagen Jetta

Interiors are plush that well complimented with CD changer, cruise control system, 10 loudspeakers, power Vienna leather upholstery on seats, rain sensors, etc. It has a radio-CD system (RCD 300) with multi-functional display  and 10 loudspeakers. The new model is complete with safety features including 8 air bags that are also present at the rear. The uncompromising German technology delivers a safe driving car.

Volkswagen Jetta

Conclusion

VW Jetta in India is priced at Rs. 13 lakh and above (ex-showroom Delhi) and is available in five colours - Campanella White, Red Spice, Reflex Silver, Platinum Grey and Deep Black. Till now VW has rolled out nearly 8 million units of this model out of its assembly line globally since its launch. It promises to be a success story in India as well with Indian customers preferring the exquisite combination of design and style with luxury in an entry level sedan. It also promises to be a tough competition to Maruti SX4.

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