Volkswagen India has launched the Jetta petrol version in two variants: the base trim Trendline priced at Rs. 13.60 lakh and the mid-trim Comfortline priced at Rs. 15.07 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Volkswagen Jetta petrol wears a ‘TSI’ badge on the boot to differentiate it from the Jetta diesel (TDI). The new Jetta is angular and sharp to look at. It has an “executive” feel to it. It has the typical Volkswagen family design cues such as radiator grille with horizontal chrome slats and chiseled headlamps.
The interiors of the Jetta have all the quality and attention-to-detail fit and finish that you typically expect from a Volkswagen. The seats are well-cushioned and offer good support to its occupants.
The Jetta petrol is powered by a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder, TSI (Turbo Stratified Injection) mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that puts out 120 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The Jetta petrol, being lighter than the Jetta diesel is expected to perform and handle better than the Jetta diesel.
The Jetta petrol does not come in the fully loaded top-end trim, Highline. It comes only in Trendline and Comfortline. The Trendline gets features such as all-round disc brakes, front dual airbags, curtain airbags and front side airbags, ‘Climatic’ air conditioner, front seats with height adjustment, rear AC vents and alloy wheels.
The Comfortline comes with more features such as as day time running lights (DRL), dual exhaust pipes, 60:40 split folding rear seat backrest, leather upholstery, ESP with brake assist and Hill hold control.
The Jetta petrol competes with Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Renault Fluence and Skoda Laura. The Jetta Trendline price is about at a par with the Honda Civic V MT but more expensive than the Toyota Corolla Altis G variant and the Skoda Laura Active variant.
The Jetta Comfortline costs more than the Honda Civic V MT (with sunroof), Toyota Corolla Altis GL variant and Skoda Laura Ambition. The following comparison table shows the prices of Jetta petrol and its rivals.
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