Volkswagen Jetta News

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    Although a Volkswagen Jetta R is technically possible, the German brand has no plans to introduce a hotter sport sedan following the new Jetta GLI. Serban Boldea, director of product marketing for VW, said Jetta customers are far more price conscious, which rules out a Jetta with all-wheel drive, according to a CarBuzz report on Monday. Without all-wheel drive, there's no chance of a Jetta R, since power to all four wheels is part of the Golf R's recipe for success. Boldea said he doesn't believe there would be a big enough market for an AWD Jetta, let alone a hotter Jetta R. VW worked hard...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI racing to showrooms with $26,890 base price

    Volkswagen's new Jetta has been on sale since last year, but the enthusiast's choice of the compact sedan is will soon head to dealers. On Wednesday, VW announced prices for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the sporty sedan starts at $26,890, which includes an $895 destination fee. The brand said...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2019 VW Jetta GLI arrives with GTI and Golf R hand-me-downs

    Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the version we're most interested in is only making its appearance now. We're talking about the new Jetta GLI sport sedan, which was unveiled Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Jetta GLI is essentially the GTI...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spy shots

    Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the model we're most interested in seeing is yet to debut. We'll see it soon, though, as the debut is expected to take place next February at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The model we're talking about is the Jetta GLI, a...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S by Jamie Orr
    VW shows Jetta tuning potential with trio of SEMA specials

    Volkswagen's Jetta has been redesigned for 2019. The latest generation is a solid option in the compact sedan. It's also a perfect blank canvas for mad modders, as the car's MQB platform has been engineered for plenty of poke and has a lot of aftermarket parts out there. VW will use this week's...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer during Sept. 2018 speed record attempt
    Modified 2019 VW Jetta breaks speed record with 210-MPH Bonneville Salt Flats run

    A specially prepared 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has just set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. During the most recent round of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s World of Speed event, held September 10-13, the modified Jetta hit a top speed of 210.16 mph. That's a new...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer

    Volkswagen will take on the Bonneville Salt Flats this August with a specially prepared version of its redesigned 2019 Jetta. The car's mission? Break the current speed record for the class. VW said Friday that its compact sedan will compete in the Southern California Timing Association’s BGC/G class and feature a modified version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 destined for the 2019 Jetta GLI. The automaker clearly wants to put the potential of the upcoming Jetta GLI's engine on display. "We want to underline the Jetta’s sporty credentials and get customers excited for the...

  • 2019 Arteon R-Line Highlight concept
    Volkswagen bringing enthusiast-focused concepts to US car shows

    Volkswagen has prepared a traveling circus packed with five intriguing enthusiast-focused models. Each one has been prepared with a different sort of automotive fan in mind. These five models make up the bulk of VW's current lineup, and you can get your eyes on all of them if you live near one of...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: Compact sedan pushes for mid-size taste

    The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is taking a page from small-size competitors with big ideas. Volkswagen pulled the wraps off its newest Jetta sedan Sunday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The next-generation sedan is larger with more creature comforts, with a sharper style...

  • Teaser for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta debuting at 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta teased ahead of Detroit debut

    Volkswagen has given a hint at the final design of its new Jetta debuting next month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We recently had a chance to sample the 7th-generation model in prototype form and found it to be a solid drive but not particularly sporty. Hopefully...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta prototype
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta prototype first drive: stress relief

    Matthias Erb, the engineer tasked with turning VW’s North American operations from car importer to full-on development office, isn't able to relax for long. Last year, VW finally got competitive in the American crossover market with its redesigned Tiguan and new Atlas. This year, it’s a...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next-gen Jetta will have a manual; new Jetta GLI arriving quickly

    The next-generation, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will launch with a manual transmission and a higher-performance Jetta GLI will quickly follow, Volkswagen leadership told Motor Authority over the weekend. Volkswagen Group of America's President Hinrich J. Woebcken and VWoA's Senior Vice President Product...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Volkswagen’s Jetta is about to be redesigned, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype. The current Jetta, the nameplate's sixth iteration, has been on sale since 2011. We’re expecting the new 7th-generation model to debut early next year, as a 2019 model. The car will finally ditch the aging PQ35 platform which has been in use since the 5th-generation Jetta. Underpinning the new model will be the Volkswagen Group’s flexible MQB platform common to the Golf and numerous other cars from the German automaker. The design of the new Jetta was previewed in 2014 by the...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI's manual transmission bites the dust

    We hope you weren't planning to #GiveAShift in a shiny new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Because you can't. VW has largely carried over its sportiest Jetta into the 2018 model year, albeit with one important change: you can't order it with three pedals. That's right, no manual transmission is offered...

  • Jesse reunited with Volkswagen Jetta from "The Fast and the Furious"
    Performance shop reunites Jesse with his VW Jetta from "The Fast and the Furious"

    For youngsters who have only known the "Fast and Furious" franchise to be about explosions and high-flying stunts, there was a simpler time. It was a time when the craziest stunt a character pulled was leaping off of a semi truck onto a Toyota Supra, the film was released on VHS, and a star car was...

  • Volkswagen Golf R Heritage concept
    Volkswagen channels the enthusiast for 5 new concepts

    The aftermarket and modifying community has long had a love affair with Volkswagen vehicles, and it seems the German automaker is tapping into said love affair. VW this week revealed five new concept vehicles headed to the European Experience in Savannah, Georgia, which is on now and runs until May...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI gets new engine, styling

    Volkswagen’s Jetta compact sedan underwent a mild facelift last year, but missing from the updated range was the GLI. It turns out VW was saving the new sporty sedan for the 2016 model year. Revealed in full today, the 2016 Jetta GLI adopts an aggressive look similar to that found on the...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
    2015 Volkswagen Jetta And Golf SportWagen Concept On Show In New York: Live Photos

    Volkswagen’s latest Jetta has been on sale since the 2011 model year, during which time it’s seen its engine lineup expanded and a new hybrid variant added. For 2015, the Jetta is receiving its first major update, and we got our first look at the car up close at the 2014 New York Auto...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta facelift spy shots

    Volkswagen’s current Jetta has been on sale since the 2011 model year, during which time the car has seen its engine lineup expanded and a new hybrid variant added. Next year, however, the car will receive its first major update, as confirmed by this camouflaged prototype recently spotted testing in the U.S. The visual changes will be minimal and are likely being introduced to bring the car’s styling in line with that of the 2015 Jetta SportWagen, which is essentially a wagon version of the latest 2015 Golf instead of the actual Jetta. Look for changes to the headlights, grille...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line
    2013 VW Beetle, Jetta GLI Uprated, Upgraded

    The latest version of VW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four makes its way into the Beetle and Jetta lineups midway through the 2013 model year. Volkswagen says for cars on sale this month, the running changes to those models will include its new TSI engine, the one it's building at a new factory in...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf Variant
    Volkswagen Golf Variant Preview: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Though it's more readily known as the Jetta SportWagen here in the U.S. (with a few tweaks to make it look more like the Jetta) the Golf Variant is how the rest of the world knows this compact wagon, and it's getting an all-new version at this year's Geneva Motor Show. This is what we'll see in the...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    The built-for-North America 2011 Volkswagen Jetta has disappointed some, but the GLI should cure most of what ails it. Replacing the budget torsion-beam rear suspension with a proper fully independent rear-end setup and adding a range of standard equipment, plus VW's 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition
    Is Diesel the Answer?

    In sports car racing, European brands Peugeot, Audi and Volkswagen are doing the best job of changing the perspective of American car buyers’ tastes in production vehicles. Although Peugeot doesn’t sell in the States any longer, its exploits with turbodiesel propulsion – as well...

  • Possible Volkswagen Jetta Coupe design slides
    Official Design Slides Reveal New Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

    An all-new Volkswagen Jetta Coupe is coming, and we have the first tangible evidence that goes some way towards confirming it. At a press event on the eve of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Volkswagen showed off a series of computer-generated renderings for a new coupe with styling almost identical...

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