Jetta was launched by the German automobile company Volkswagen in the year 1979. After 32 years, this 5-seater sedan got its sixth generation launched in the year 2011 with refined looks and advanced features to fetch the attention of its buyers. This vehicle is the sedan version of Volkswagen Golf hatchback and its popularity can be estimated with the 14 million units already sold world wide by the year 2014. Overall, mixed with refreshing looks and an affordable price tag, Jetta is one of the most efficient sedans in the Volkswagen line-up.
Engine, Mileage & Variants:
Volkswagen Jetta carries a 1.4-litre twincharger 4 cylinder petrol engine under its hood. This powerhouse churns out a peak power of 160 PS at 5800 rpm along with a peak torque of 240 Nm between the range of 1500 and 4500 rpm. This engine is good not only in delivering power but also in acceleration numbers by taking just 8.1 seconds to start from a halt position and reaching to the 100 km/hr mark with a top speed of 221 km/hr. Coming on to the mileage of this 1.4-litre engine, it consumes 6.0 L/100 km on an average with 139g/km of carbon emissionon on combined pathways. All said and done, when it comes to the performance aspect Volkswagen Jetta is a clear winner, and is an exceedingly amazing performer in the price range.
Jetta comes with dashing exterior flaunting bodylines and a good looking front chrome grille with Volkswagen insignia. Its headlights automatically activates for 'Leaving home' and manually for 'Coming Home' so that the occupants may get an illuminated way during dark, to and from the front door. Also there are external mirrors with turn signals for the safety purpose. Heat insulated side & rear windows and windshield are also provided for the convenience of the occupants. Twin exhaust tailpipes at the rear completes this dynamic look of Jetta. The overall dimensions of Volkswagen Jetta measure 4644 mm x 1778 mm x 1482 mm (L x W X H) along with wheelbase measuring at 2651 mm proving it to offer comfortable legroom and headroom to its occupants.
Talking about the interior of this Volkswagen property, it has 'Black Pyramid' catchy inserts for door trim panel and dashboard. The comfortable and luxurious looking seats come with 'Sienna' fabric to compliment the interior. For comfort inside the cabin, 2-zone temperature control 'Climatronic' system is employed in this sedan. Also, the cruise control, leather covered gearshift knob and steering wheel with tilt and telescope function are provided in this vehicle for the comfort of the occupants. Entertainment for occupants is also taken seriously and so radio 'RCD 320', USB & AUX connectivity and Bluetooth are made available in Jetta. 6 speakers inside the cabin complete this stereo system by delivering the best of sound quality to all the travelers. A Multi-function screen 'Plus' is also provided on the dashboard for navigation, information and entertainment purpose. A lavish 510-litres of cargo space is provided in this sedan to accommodate the luggage of its travelers.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Volkswagen has equipped its Jetta with various safety features such as dual front airbags, curtain airbags and dual front side airbags to safeguard its occupants. To optimize this protection, 5 seat belts are embedded in this vehicle. The anti-theft alarm and vehicle immobilizer system of Jetta protects it from any sort of theft. ISOFOX child safety, safety optimized head restraints at front and hill hold control are some of the other features provided in this vehicle to maximize the safety of the passengers. Ventilated disc brakes at front and solid disc brakes at rear of this vehicle ensures effective braking on application.
Volkswagen Jetta is a true performer on the roads, and within the price range there are little competitors for this drive, however the no-nonsense non-fancy styling and contemporary designing may come across as outdated to few which is probably the biggest drawback in Volkswagen Jetta.