Volkswagen India will soon launch the new-generation Jetta luxury sedan in India. We expect the launch to come in the second-half of 2011.
The company will try and clear existing Jetta stocks before bringing in the new model in the second half of this year according to Volkswagen Passenger Car Director, Neeraj Garg.
The new Volkswagen Jetta is based partly on the PQ35 platform, which has also been used for the Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Yeti and Skoda Superb models. The car has already been launched in South American markets, where it’s called the Vento.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta’s front end will remind you of the India specific Vento and there are striking similarities between the two siblings. A large, chunky Volkswagen Logo sits on the chrome grill of the new Jetta boasting the cars German pedigree. The headlamps too are similar to the Vento’s but have a bit more detailing.
The side profile of the Jetta shows the attention to detail in terms of design and there are sharp, straight lines defining the door that bring out the masculine character of the German sedan.
The wheel arches too are well sculpted and hug large 5 spoke alloy wheels with elegance.The side view mirrors sport an integrated indicator lamp which divides the mirrors casing into two equally beautiful halves.
The rear of the car sports tail lamps which will remind you of traditional Audi tail lamps, but the Volkswagen logo on the bot lid ensures you don’t mistake the Jetta for anything but a Volkswagen. The rear bumper has a chiseled appearance and also houses small red reflectors for safe night driving.
The Boot is large and deep which means it will easily gobble up all your luggage, making those weekend getaways a breeze.
The insides of the Jetta are large and spacious. The rear armrest can be opened to further accommodate luggage which would otherwise fail to fit into the boot. The two tone beige scheme also works well, and adds to the cars premium feel.
The car comes with a tilt adjustable steering which allows the driver to adjust the steering wheel depending on his convenience. The India specific model will be a right hand drive and may not sport some of the gadgets you can see in the image.