This is our first look at the all new Volkswagen Jetta could look like. The German manufacturer have released these early design sketches ahead of the Jetta’s debut at next year’s Detroit Motor Show.
There are no details regarding engines, performance or prices as of yet so all we really have to go on for now is the appearance. It is worth bearing in mind that these sketches tend to be somewhat exaggerated but based on these, I think it does actually look quite smart.
This one looks as though it will be the ‘R-Line’ or whatever title VW decide to give the top-spec model. Volkswagen’s new design language is obviously present. It has the sportier alloys, the large Arteon-style grille and a mass of creases in the bodywork, much like the new Arteon, Tiguan and Polo models. It also benefits from some very Audi-esque touches. The sporty bodykit, the headlights and the taillights are all slightly reminiscent of the new A5.
Inside, it all looks very sleek and well designed. VW’s Active Info Display looks as though it will at least be an option, if not standard in all cars.
If, like me, you do quite like the look of this, don’t get too excited. Whilst the previous Jetta was VW’s bestselling model in the USA and second bestselling worldwide, it wasn’t quite so popular over here. Volkswagen actually took it off the UK market after it only sold 379 units from the start of this year up to October 1st. Just to put how shockingly bad that is into some kind of perspective, the Golf sold 52,772. Just a little gap!
With that in mind, it’s highly unlikely that the new Volkswagen Jetta will be appearing in any UK showrooms any time soon. I do think this could be popular elsewhere though.
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