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Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen has just unveiled the latest Jetta in New York with the model due to appear on British streets early next year, but how does it compare and what’s on offer for the VW fans?

Working around the new compact coupe concept, the VW designers have given every inch of the Jetta a restyling, leading to a sleek, more elegant vehicle that clearly shows Volkswagen’s design intentions for the future.

They have taken great pains over its design and there is much attention to detail, the interior features a completely new styled dashboard with multifunctional display, air-conditioning, and the usual quality German sound system. Safety is also high on the list of priorities with ABS, six air bags and electronic stabilisation programme (ESP).

The Jetta’s interior is constructed to comfortably hold five adults and have ample rear space in the boot with a 510-litre load space. Much of this has been achieved by feeding the Jetta up and it has grown an extra 90mm in length.

Under the bonnet too, the Jetta has received attention, they are powered by either the 1.4 litre or the twin charged engine 1.4 litre TSI, 122PS or 160PS with the top range petrol engine a 2.0 litre TSI 200PS. The diesels come in a 1.6 litre, 2.0 litre TDIvarient. Economically the 1.4 petrol engines get a very respectable 54.3mpg, while the emissions from the 1.6 diesel engines are 122g/km for 68.9 mpg.

The Jetta is a nimble car and handles as well as the Golf and has plenty of space and kit. The expected starting prices should come in at around £16,090 when they reach the streets.

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