Volkswagen Jetta (2011–2017)

Model History

June 2010

New Jetta unveiled

Drawing inspiration from the popular NCC (New Compact Coupé) concept car which made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the new Jetta was styled under the leadership of Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand. Every panel is new with precise, clean lines lending the Jetta an elegant appearance that marks the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen design language.

The fresh styling and acute attention to detail continues inside the Jetta. An all-new dashboard featuring subtle aluminium highlights sits ahead of a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel. Every Jetta will feature an integrated multifunction display, air conditioning and a CD stereo system. Available as an option will be touchscreen satellite navigation.

Powering the new Jetta is a range of advanced petrol and diesel forced induction engines. New to the Jetta is the 1.2-litre TSI engine producing 105 PS while the twincharged 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine mixing performance and economy is added to the range. The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS and 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS continue unchanged. Diesel options consist of a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS and a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS engine.

BlueMotion Technology modifications including Start/Stop and battery regeneration will be made available linked to the 1.2-litre TSI and the 1.6-litreTDI engines. The changes allow the 1.2-litre TSI version to achieve 53.2 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 123 g/km of CO2. The 1.6-litre TDI variant is capable of returning 68 mpg and emits just 109 g/km of carbon dioxide.

November 2010

New Jetta shown in Europe

Every panel you can touch, both inside and out is new to the Jetta. At the front, a grille similar to the new Phaeton features strong horizontal fins creating the impression that the vehicle is lower and wider than it actually is. The clean, simple lines are complemented with intricately styled light units both at the front and rear.

Styling changes continue inside the cabin bringing the design in line with the Golf with a new centre console, entertainment and climate control systems and steering wheel design among the updates. In addition, the new Jetta has grown in length by 90 mm to measure 4,644 mm with its wheelbase extended by 70 mm to 2,648 mm. The result is a 67 mm increase in rear legroom over the outgoing car. Breakover Angle: better than 12.5 degrees helps prevent grounding on ramps. Wheelbase: 2651mm; ground clearance: 138mm; breakover angle: 11.89 degrees.

In contrast to the US specification Jetta unveiled earlier this year, all new Jetta models in Europe feature the sophisticated four-link suspension system similar to that fitted to the Golf. This differs from the setup of the outgoing model with the new Jetta featuring a wider track at the rear as well as revised springs and dampers.

The sixth generation of the Jetta offers greater efficiency and fewer emissions with a range of advanced petrol and diesel forced induction engines. The range includes a pair of 1.4-litre TSI engines, developing 122 PS and 160 PS, and two diesel engines with a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS and a 2.0-litre TDI developing 140 PS. The 1.6-litre TDI unit will feature BlueMotion Technology modifications including Stop/Start and battery regeneration.

February 2011

Prices for the new Jetta were announced

Entry-level S 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS model starting at a highly competitive £16,960 RRP 'on the road'. The top of the range Jetta, the 2.0-litre TDI with DSG costs £22,320.

Representing strong value for money, all new Jettas are fitted with air conditioning, an MP3 compatible CD stereo, six airbags, ABS, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), an alarm and folding rear seats. Compared to the car it replaces, the new Jetta is 90 mm longer at 4,644 mm with a wheelbase increase of 70 mm to 2,648 mm. This allows the rear legroom to increase by 67 mm. The changes to the Jetta extend beyond the stretched wheelbase. With an elegant new look both inside and out, the Jetta's panels are not shared with any other Volkswagen.

Model

Gearbox

Output
(PS)

CO 2 ,
g/km

Price, RRP
OTR*

S

1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

122

144

£16,960

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

5spd manual

105

109

£18,410

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

7spd DSG

105

113

£19,735

SE

1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

122

144

£18,080

1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

160

147

£19,380

1.4-litre TSI

7spd DSG

160

140

£20,690

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

5spd manual

105

109

£19,530

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

7spd DSG

105

113

£20,855

2.0-litre TDI

6spd manual

140

126

£20,005

2.0-litre TDI

6spd DSG

140

138

£21,440

Sport

1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

160

147

£20,260

1.4-litre TSI

7spd DSG

160

140

£21,570

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

5spd manual

105

109

£20,160

1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

7spd DSG

105

113

£21,485

2.0-litre TDI

6spd manual

140

126

£20,885

2.0-litre TDI

6spd DSG

140

138

£22,320

July 2013

Jetta Limited Edition introduced to clear stocks with incentive of £2,900 of extra kit for £160 more. Based on the Jetta SE, the Jetta Limited Edition offers £2,900-worth of extra equipment for a premium of £160. Only 450 of these models are available, and they are in Volkswagen Retailers now at a price of £20,750 RRP OTR.

The Jetta Limited Edition comes with the 1.6-litre 105 PS TDI engine with BlueMotion Technology and a five-speed gearbox, returning 67.3 mpg on the EC combined cycle and emitting just 105 g/km meaning it qualifies for £20 VED. Standard SE features include leather-trimmed handbrake, gear knob and multifunction steering wheel, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, USB and iPod audio connections and cruise control.

August 2014

Revised Jetta launched

The Jetta’s styling has been updated to make it sleeker than ever before, with an overall improvement in aerodynamics of 10 per cent. At the front, there’s a revised radiator grille with three horizontal fins, and a reprofiled bumper beneath.

At the rear the boot lid has been redesigned to incorporate an aerodynamically efficient lip, which extends into the wings at the side. Beneath this are new tail lights and a revised bumper.

Inside, the Jetta comes with revised instruments, a new design of steering wheel, a variety of new trims around the centre console and new fabric designs for the seats and door trims. New ambient lighting in the Jetta GT gives an upmarket feel. As well as styling revisions, the Jetta also comes with new optional assistance systems, including Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert.

All new Jetta models will feature BlueMotion Technology modifications, including stop/start and battery energy recuperation, and all engines are compliant with EU6 emissions legislation. The engines on offer are a 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS unit with a six-speed manual gearbox; a 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS unit with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox; a 2.0-litre TDI with 110 PS and a five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox; and a 2.0-litre TDI with 150 PS and either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox.

Three trim levels are available: S, SE and GT. Standard equipment includes DAB digital radio, ESC electronic stability control, electric windows and air conditioning.

SE trim adds to the list with 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, lumbar support, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, MDI multi-device interface and cruise control.

Top-of-the-range GT trim comes with 15 mm lower sports suspension, 17-inch ‘Lancaster’ alloy wheels, front fog lights, front sports seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heat-insulating tinted rear glass, a colour multifunction trip computer, driver alert system and ambient interior lighting.

Trim Engine/transmission Combined mpg CO2 (g/km) Price (£), RRP OTR
S 1.4-litre 125 PS TSI 6-speed manual 52.3 125 18,815
S 2.0-litre 110 PS TDI 5-speed manual 70.6 105 20,095
SE 1.4-litre 125 PS TSI 6-speed manual 52.3 125 20,145
SE 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI 6-speed manual 53.3 123 20,850
SE 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI 7-speed DSG 55.4 117 22,275
SE 2.0-litre 110 PS TDI 5-speed manual 70.6 105 21,425
SE 2.0-litre 110 PS TDI 7-speed DSG 67.3 109 22,850
SE 2.0-litre 150 PS TDI 6-speed manual 67.3 109 22,425
SE 2.0-litre 150 PS TDI 6-speed DSG 62.8 120 23,850
GT 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI 6-speed manual 53.3 123 21,715
GT 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI 7-speed DSG 55.4 117 23,140
GT 2.0-litre 110 PS TDI 5-speed manual 70.6 105 22,290
GT 2.0-litre 110 PS TDI 7-speed DSG 67.3 109 23,715
GT 2.0-litre 150 PS TDI 6-speed manual 67.3 109 23,290
GT 2.0-litre 150 PS TDI 6-speed DSG 62.8 120 24,715

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