On first sketches, the 2019 VW Jetta 7 looks much sleeker than the dusty predecessor. What he really looks like, VW reveals at the latest on the Detroit fair in January.
There are stereotypes that should be forgotten quickly. This is not easy in this case: If you hear Jetta, you think of hats and hat rack. That may be a little unfair, but even a gulf does not exude pure adrenaline – his notch descendant managed to do even less. Maybe it was logical that VW in this country has taken the 2016 Jetta from the market. Neither paragraph nor image could contribute significantly to the suitcase Golf to VW’s European appearance.
Nevertheless, there will be a successor, because in markets like North America and China VW sells a lot, a lot of Jetta. In the first half of 2017 alone, VW was able to sell more than 55,000 copies of the discontinued model in the US alone.
The follow-up will be the first time that Volkswagen of America will publicly exhibit at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Before Christmas, sketches should provide anticipation. The suggest: Hats should become rare in the Jetta future as base caps. The 2019 VW Jetta 7 is modern.
2019 VW Jetta 7 New Platform
Pre-series production at the VW plant in Puebla (Mexico) has already started. The first pictures of an unpainted prototype of the new model appeared on the Internet in August 2017.
What’s up with the 2019 VW Jetta 7? The PQ35 platform built since 2011 predecessor came from the Golf 5, while VW is already preparing the Golf 8 in this country. Now, the Jetta also gets the group’s modular cross-platform platform (MQB), making it more spacious and lighter.
In principle, all engines from the Golf also fit in the Jetta. In the US, however, customers get a little choice: The Golf VW sells there only with a 1.8-liter turbo gasoline engine (172 hp), the Jetta is also available with a weaker 1.4-liter gasoline engine (152 hp), In the future, VW wants to link this to an eight-speed automatic torque converter or to a six-speed manual transmission in the USA.
Further motors are conceivable for worldwide use. Transducer automatic transmissions, unlike ours, are also used in American MQB models.