Vee-Dub fans rejoice! The all-new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was revealed this morning and it is aimed at YOU, generation Y-ers.
Or, at least, thats what Volkswagen's way of making the cars debut indicated. Volkswagen used a live webcast via Ustream Live to make the event accessible to anyone on the world wide web. Not only that, but they brought out singer Katy Perry for a brightly colored, Wayfarer-sporting performance. The baby boomers would not approve of what she had to sing about.
However, for anyone that enjoys a girl kissing a girl the new Jetta has plenty to offer, starting with its new look. It has recieved cues from some of Volkswagen's newer designs, such as the CC and the new Golf, and has become a much more handsome car. The oversized headlamps are traded in for narrower, cleaner looking ones similar to the ones found on the new Golf. The body gets a sharp crease going from the headlight to the tailight, giving the car a line that gives an air of Audi about it.
Engines stay similar to the last Jetta, with the base 2.0, the 2.5 five-cylinder, the 2.0 TSI and the 2.0 TDI all making the cut. All come with a manual transmission as standard (thank goodness). The widely praised six-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox will be available on the TSI and TDI equipped models.
Volkswagen claims the prices will start at around $16 grand, which isn't too hefty of a price to pay for a well built German car, just as long as it drives as well as it looks good.