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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Unveiling- Web Exclusive

World Debut of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Jun 15, 2010

Prices starting around $16000

Volkswagen of America today announced the world debut of its all-new 2011 Jetta. As the company's most popular model, it's set to deliver style, precision German engineering and Carefree Maintenance at an extremely accessible price. At a starting price point of around $16,000, the 2011 Mk6 Jetta offers best-in-class rear legroom, a premium interior and Volkswagen essentials.

Unveiled for the first time in Times Square, New York, the Jetta features clean lines, refined architecture and premium style. It will be available in the US this October.

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Engine & Transmission
The North American version of the new Jetta features four engines in the US and Canada. These include a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel direct-injection (TDI) Clean Diesel, which features common-rail injection with 138hp, 236 lb-ft of torque and boasting a highway fuel economy rating of 42mpg.

Additional engines include a 2.0, 2.5 R5, and 2.0 TSI. These are all gasoline offerings, with the new base engine giving 113hp and a combined fuel economy of 28mpg. The 138hp 2.5-liter engine will remain as a middle offering, while the new GLI will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI with 198hp. All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. An automatic transmission will also be available with each engine version as an option. On the new 2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen will offer the 6-speed DSG. In the US market, S, SE, SEL and TDI versions of the Jetta will be available, as will a 2.0-liter GLI.

Exterior
The Mk6 Jetta has been completely overhauled, inside and out. Its new wheelbase and overall length are significantly bigger than its predecessor - resulting in more space and greater comfort.

At 182.7" long, 57.1" tall and 70.1" wide, it is more than 3.5" longer than its Mk5 predecessor. On the front end of the car, the prominent horizontal lines defines the design. The high-gloss black radiator grille combine with trapezoidal headlights. Under this is the fully painted bumper. Below that, another cooling intake and the tray-shaped front spoiler gives the car a sporty finish. The front-end also shows a powerful transition from the V-shaped hood to the fenders; the shoulder section was derived from the earlier NCC concept car, and provides dynamic and muscular styling.

The styling characteristics in the profile of the Jetta meld into yet another interpretation of the 'design DNA' conceptualized by Walter de Silva, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group, and the German Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, Klaus Bischoff. An example of the unique styling is found in the shoulder or 'tornado' line and the emphasized wheels arches. Thanks to wide track, the wheel arches also form a precise transition to the tires, which could be as big as 18" on GLI models.

With integrated turn signal indicators, the styling of the mirrors emulates the larger CC model. The tail lights are split into two sections, extending on either side from the fender into the trunk.

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Interior
A key benefit of the extended wheelbase is a more comfortable layout of the rear seating area. Legroom is now a long 38.1"; a 2.6" gain over the previous model. Customers looking for personalization can, for the first time, have interior accents changed at a Volkswagen dealer. The new steering wheel designs impress both visually and to the touch. The center console has new controls for climate, radio and navigation systems. This console section is slightly inclined toward the driver. Also in optimal view are the round instruments with the multifunction display (trip computer) located between them. The rear bench is split 40/60, increasing the versatility. The trunk can also be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch.

Safety
Previous Jetta versions received accolades for safety with features like electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring standard. The Mk6 Jetta has been further enhanced with even more protections and crash safety improvements. Up to six airbags (two front airbags, two side airbags in front, two window airbags/thorax airbags in the area of the front side windows) are part of the equipment package.

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