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Enthusiasts Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

17:33  14 june  2018
17:33  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta receives a completely new front end with squared-off edges. Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta refreshing or revolting ? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta hardly lacks for assets. The compact sedan is roomy, comfortable, well-made, and a good value. But the 2019 Jetta doesn’t bond with its driver in the way we’ve come to expect from German-branded small cars, including the Jetta ’s VW Golf cousin.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta front three quarter in motion 06© Motor Trend Staff 2019 Volkswagen Jetta front three quarter in motion 06

For 2019, Volkswagen has made the Jetta more competitive with segment stalwarts like the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The German entry offers a new 1.4-liter engine, a more spacious cabin, and the same MQB underpinnings as the fun-to-drive Golf. Perhaps the most polarizing change is the sedan's new styling. We know the old Jetta was starting to look a little dated, but did VW go too far with the design changes in this new iteration?

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta receives a completely new front end with squared-off edges. The grille appears larger now, and at the top sits a chunky chrome bar. Instead of the rounded lights on the previous model, the new Jetta features rectangular headlights that are integrated into the grille. You'll also notice new lines on the hood that give the Jetta a slightly more athletic appearance.

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For 2019 , Volkswagen has made the Jetta more competitive with segment stalwarts like the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The German entry offers a new 1.4-liter engine, a more spacious cabin, and the same MQB underpinnings as the fun-to-drive Golf.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta receives a completely new front end with squared-off edges. The grille appears larger now, and at the top sits a chunky chrome bar. Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta refreshing or revolting ?

There are bold character lines on the side of the vehicle, including a new line that runs across the door handles. Volkswagen also updated the side windows, which come to a sharp point at the back of the vehicle. The automaker says it wanted to give the Jetta a coupe-like profile with a fast-sloping roofline, and although the change is subtle, VW accomplished its goal. The new Jetta is a little bit longer, wider, and taller than the previous model.

Moving to the rear profile, the VW now features a small lip at the top of the trunk. It also has narrower taillights. The bumper designs on the two cars look similar, although the exhaust area has been redesigned on the new version.

The Jetta's revised interior brings the sedan up to date more than any of the other design changes. VW moved the infotainment screen higher up on the center stack, positioning the air vents lower down. There are also new climate control knobs that replace the outdated switches on the old model. Look for new designs and fabric colors for the seats and door trim.

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta refreshing or revolting? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook.

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There’s an old legend about the phoenix, a mythical bird that burned but rose renewed from the flames. That may well describe Volkswagen, which weathered its scandal and is now pushing forward in several directions – more luxury with its upcoming Arteon, family-sized with the Atlas, and “green” with its electric Golf. And now, with its all-new 2019 Jetta, it’s injected some upscale maturity into its entry-level sedan. Slips into the segment as a very viable contender. A new platform, sleeker styling, and higher-tech interior are all on the plus side. It doesn’t stand out spectacularly in the segment, but it does enough things right, and with reasonable pricing, that I expect it’s going to end up in a lot of driveways. One difference from the last generation is one you can’t see: the new Jetta is built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture (Modularer Querbaukasten, which translates to modular transverse matrix). It’s a flexible platform of sorts – think of it as a template, rather than a fixed design – that’s squeezed or stretched to form the basis of everything from the subcompact Audi A3 to the three-row Atlas. The big deal is that it streamlines production and allows for several common components, which in turn improves efficiency and makes each vehicle cheaper to build.

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