Volkswagen Jetta (2006–2011)

Model History

June 2005

Jetta name revived

Successor to Bora launched in Germany on 3 June 2005 and in the UK at the start of 2006. Jetta name had remained in the USA which was VW's biggest export market for the 4-door saloon.

4,560mm long, 1,760mm wide, 1,460mm high. 527 litre boot and, unlike 1980s Jetta, a 60/40 split rear back-rest can be folded forwards to form an almost flat floor up to the front seats Choice of five engines: 1.6-litre FSI 115 PS; 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS; 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS; 1.9-litre TDI 105 PS; and a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS. Both diesels will be available with DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) system. As with other recent Volkswagens, the Jetta will feature multi-link rear suspension and electro-mechanical power steering.

December 2005

Pricing and specification confirmed

UK launch on February 3rd 2006. Prices start at £14,635 (RRP on the road) for the entry-level Jetta S FSI 1.6-litre 115 PS. The Jetta replaces the Bora, and signals the revival of the Jetta name in Europe. By introducing a worldwide, uniform name for its compact saloon, Volkswagen decided to adopt the one already used in the USA, where the Jetta is not only the company’s best-selling car, but also the top-selling European car outright. Standard specification includes: alloy wheels; climatic
air-conditioning; front and rear electric windows; speed sensitive power steering; rain sensors; LED rear lights; and a complete range of EU4 compliant engines.

The new Jetta features a host of safety functions on all models. ABS with BAS (Brake Assist System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution), driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbag system, ESP including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control) are all standard features across the range. Five engines from launch – three petrol and two diesel. 1.6-litre FSI 115 PS; 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS; 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS; 1.9-litre TDI 105 PS; and 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS.

Both diesels available with DSG automatic gearbox. Jetta features multi-link rear suspension and electro-mechanical power steering. DSG automatic gearbox optional on TDI and 2.0-litre T-FSI models with six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission as an option on 2.0-litre 200 PS FSI models. Larger than the Bora, giving improved interior space. At 4.54 m long by 1.76 m wide by 1.46 m high. 527 litres of luggage space. More than 6.6 million Jetta models have been sold to date. On-sale date of 3rd February 2006.

S FSI 1.6 ltr 115 PS 6 speed manual £14,635
S TDI 1.9 ltr 105 PS 5 speed manual £15,330
S TDI 1.9 ltr 105 PS 6 speed auto DSG £16,710

SE FSI 1.6 ltr 6 speed manual £15,625
SE FSI 2.0 ltr 150 PS 6 speed manual £16,625
SE FSI 2.0 ltr 150 PS 6 speed auto £17,825
SE TDI 1.9 ltr 105 PS 5 speed manual £16,295
SE TDI 1.9 ltr 105 PS 6 speed auto DSG £17,495
SE TDI 2.0 ltr 140 PS 6 speed manual £17,525
SE TDI 2.0 ltr 140 PS 6 speed auto DSG £18,750

Sport FSI 2.0 ltr 150 PS 6 speed manual £17,315
Sport FSI 2.0 ltr 150 PS 6 speed auto £18,515
Sport FSI 2.0 ltr 200 PS 6 speed manual £18,790
Sport FSI 2.0 ltr 200 PS 6 speed auto DSG £19,990
Sport TDI 2.0 ltr 140 PS 6 speed manual £18,015
Sport TDI 2.0 ltr 140 PS 6 speed auto DSG £19,240

Volkswagen has replaced its troublesome 1.6-litre FSI petrol engine with a new 1.4 TSI fitted only with a turbocharger (like FIAT's) rather than both turbocharger and supercharger. Power is 122PS and torque 200 Nm (155 lbs ft) delivered from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. Choice of 6-speed manual or new 7-speed DSG transmissions. Combined consumption of Golf 44.8 mpg for the new 1.4-litre TSI. C02 is down to to 149 g/km (139g/km with 7-spd DSG ). Production of the DSG starts at the beginning of 2008, while manual models available to order from late October 2007.

Jetta S 1.4-litre TSI 6 spd manual 153g/km £14,952
Jetta SE 1.4-litre TSI 6 spd manual 153g/km £15,942

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