Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Starting At Around $16,000 In October

The all-new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, at a starting price point of around $16,000, will be available in the U.S. this October. The all-new 2011 Jetta has been completely overhauled, inside and out with its new wheelbase and exterior length significantly bigger than its predecessor. At 182.7-inches long, 57.1 inches tall and 70.1 inches wide, it is more than 3.5 inches longer than its predecessors. The Jetta comes with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel featuring common rail injection with 236 lbs-ft. of torque.  The engine runs as quietly as a gasoline engine, but yields the power of a sports car achieving 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Additional engines include the 2.0, 2.5 R5, and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI.  All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. An automatic transmission will also be available with each engine version as an option.  On the new 2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen will offer the 6-speed DSG – one of the most advanced and efficient automatic transmission systems in the world.  In the U.S., S, SE, SEL and TDI versions of the Jetta will be available, as will a 2.0-liter GLI.

This is big news for VW with Jetta accounting for about half of its U.S. sales and the push to grow its business aggressively.