Well, these are really great news. Volkswagen is about to introduce the completely redesigned Jetta. Okay, the vehicle isn’t ready yet, but it will be in a couple of months. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will reportedly make its debut next January at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
New Midsize Coupe Concept Design
The prototype we’ve spied is completely camouflaged, but it shows some familiar cues. Judging by the spy shots, the new sedan will borrow most of the new details from the New Midsize Coupe concept. More precisely, the 2019 Jetta will get the same coupe-like shape from the concept, while the grille and headlights appear to be stolen from the Arteon.
Platform and Engines
Platform-wise, the sleek sedan will rely on the MQB architecture. In contrast to today’s PQ35 underpinnings which is out of date, the MQB is highly flexible, lighter, and more rigid. Plus, it can accommodate a range of different powertrains, including hybrids.
While we have no information whether VW plans any kind of hybrid Jetta, we do know what’s going to power the gasoline model. The coupe-like sedan will use a 1.5-liter turbo inline-4 as a base option, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged for more expensive trims. If you want our opinion, we will rather drive the base 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, simply because the 1.5-liter unit delivers 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, achieving almost a class-leading fuel economy results.
Our photographers will try to catch the new generation Jetta inside next time, so stay tuned for updates. Plus, we will try to found more about the performance of the compact sedan.